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From: "Kuhlmann, Kurt" <Kurt.Kuhlmann@qwest.com>
Subject: RE: (urth) Dorcas as outcast?
Date: Tue, 28 Sep 1999 13:09:40 

I took it as simply the same thing as painting "Dear Adolf" on a bomb during
WWII -- the lead shot is inscribed with the word "strike" to help send it on
its way and make it a more effective missile.

In other words, the lead shot wasn't specifically intended for Dorcas.  It
was simply sling-stone ammunition that was also handy for weighting corpses
before throwing them in the lake.

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Greene, Carlton [mailto:CGreene2@hunton.com]
> Sent: Tuesday, September 28, 1999 12:34 PM
> To: urth@lists.best.com
> Subject: (urth) Dorcas as outcast?
> Has anyone discussed the message "strike" imprinted on the 
> lead shot that
> Dorcas vomits up in III?  It reminded me of the greek ritual 
> of ostracism,
> where people mark symbols on a piece of pottery to indicate 
> their vote for
> or against banishment.  Is it possible that the word 
> represents a judgment
> of some sort?  If so, that might explain the dreams Dorcas 
> reports in which
> she is shopping and realizes that everyone looks upon her 
> with hate --  I
> think she even reports that the looks of the people express 
> the idea that
> she has no right to be there among them, and is something unclean.
> and other works
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