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From: "Tony Ellis" <tony.ellis@futurenet.co.uk>
Subject: (urth) RLS and KM
Date: Tue, 02 Mar 1999 10:52:47 +0000

John Bishop wrote:

> Is the "Robert" he meets in the jungle greenhouse Robert Louis
> Stevenson?  Was there a "Marie" in Samoa with him?  I can't help
> but think the couple we see is a reference.
Great idea, but... the couple see a plane (or what they interpret as a
plane, it could be a flyer) passing over head. RLS died in 1894, long
before the days of powered flight.

But you've got me wondering if Robert is supposed to be some other real

SBear wrote:

> At 02:12 1999-03-02 -0600, Roy C. Lackey wrote:
>     I have carefully gone over the text and have a theory that covers all of
> >the major plot points in "Kevin Malone" -- I think. It doesn't require that
> >I reveal any private, off-list confidences from Tony Ellis, so don't blame
> >him. In fact, this theory is very different from his. There is no way to
> >explain it without divulging parts of the plot, so be warned!
> ...
> >    Well, it all fits. Anyone buying it?
> Nope! Far too complicated. Tony's theory, which I worked out independently
> following his original posting and even extended a little, is much simpler,
> scarier, and fits the story perfectly without requiring so many Malones to
> work at the same house.
Seconded. I prefer Tony's theory  too <g>.

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