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From: "William H. Ansley" <wansley@warwick.net>
Subject: Re:  Re: (urth) Peace and Weer's Imagination
Date: Sun, 31 Jan 1999 22:26:32 

><<Weer has been dead a long time, far too long for there to be much in the way
>of mortal remains left, much less a corpse capable of undergoing rigor.>>
>So Weer, as he is narrating _Peace_, is purely mind? And his "house" is simply
>his means of exploring his memories, I guess.

That's as good a guess as any and better than most, I would say.

><<Remember, the elm tree that was planted on his grave (after he died) has
>become quite large and has fallen over.>>
>I assumed it fell due to the storm that Weer reflects on in the beginning

That's interesting. I also thought a storm was mentioned in the first
paragraph of _Peace_, until I went back and re-read it before manking the
posting you quoted (and I requoted) above. But no storm is mentioned, go
back and take a look. The tree may have fallen because of a storm, but all
Weer hears is the dripping of melting snow and icicles. He woke too late to
hear the tree fall, but assumes that "from the number of shattered limbs
and the size of the trunk there must have been a terrible crashing."

William Ansley

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