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From: "Talarican" <exultnttalarican@mindspring.com>
Subject: (urth) 'Ridden Like Beats?' That Sounds Painful...
Date: Sun, 26 Mar 2000 23:28:04 

'  The novelist [!] Gene
Wolfe makes an identical, albeit lovelier, observation:

We say, 'I will,' and 'I will not,' and imagine ourselves ...our own
masters, whhen the
truth is that our masters are sleeping.  One wakes within us, and we are
ridden like beats, though the rider is but some hitherto unguessed part of

Quick, those of you with Severian-like memory, where is the quote from?

I know! I know! BNS, Sword,  XVII "The Challenge". Severian is explaining to
us at length why he is describing in such detail the episode wherein he
meets "the shopkeeper's sister" (Agia) and gets the serious hots for her. He
suggests the above as a reason why Ymar got up and followed the dog in the
story. Really confusing.

No, I don't have Severian-like memory, just happened to have re-read that
passage, researching more IAQ's.Whew! I feel an IAQ coming on already!

(think if GW were to hear of THAT typo, he'd write it into a story

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