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From: "Roy C. Lackey" <rclackey@stic.net>
Subject: (urth) Re: Dorcas
Date: Thu, 8 Apr 1999 01:27:42 

On Wed, 07 Apr 1999 14:18:59 CDT Cliff Drane wrote:

>>Also, has Dorcas as a parallel to the Lady of the Lake been mentioned
before? Severian grasps both her hand and the sword at the same time,
almost like she gave it to him. Any thoughts about that?<<

    She not only grasps his hand, she is pulling him _down_. Next thing we
know, he is near-drowned at the edge of the water, with barely enough
strength to save his sword. Dorcas is already out of the water and helps him
to safety. When Sev raises the dead it always weakens him, and the
newly-risen dead are always befuddled. So what happened between chapters,
when they were both underwater?

On Wed, 07 Apr 1999 23:10:35 CDT he also wrote:

>>It's also mentioned that
bodies are weighed down with lead shot in the stomach, and the eyes
glued shut. Dorcas never complained of being unusually heavy, and
obviously her eyes weren't cememented shut. So, I guess her being in
the lake IS indicative of foul play. How tragic. And 'Charon' seems
full of remorse. What a beautiful little tragedy, one of many in TBOTNS.<<

    She regurgitated some of the lead weights on the night she and Sev
parted ways in Thrax.


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