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From: Adam Stephanides <adamsteph@earthlink.net>
Subject: Re: (urth) Re: Digest urth.v028.n195
Date: Mon, 01 May 2000 19:33:47 

Michael Straight wrote:
> On Sat, 29 Apr 2000, Alice Turner wrote:
> > Yes, I hadn't thought about this, but it's true. She doesn't mind the
> > sexual act, but the fact of the child upsets her. Of course, Lilac
> > really has to have fairy genes on both sides to be as weird as she is,
> > so Smoky wouldn't do at all.
> But what about that poignant moment when they're writting messages to
> throw in the fireplace (I think it was to ask St. Nick for Christmas
> presents?) and Alice writes "Please bring back my husband and Sophie from
> wherever they've been."   That made it sound like Alice was feeling hurt
> and abandoned by Smoky's adultery, but then she just kind of turns around
> and acts like it's no big deal.

Without having reread the entire section, I would say that since Alice
does love Smoky, the idea that she may be losing his love upsets her. 
(See "Seized by the Tale," Book Two, Chap. Two).  Once she learns that
Smoky is not the father of Sophie's child, and realizes that his
adultery is safely in the past, she regards it as ancient history, more
or less.

> -Rostrum
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