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From: Adam Stephanides <adamsteph@earthlink.net>
Subject: Re: (urth) Little, Big: 52; Eigenblick
Date: Fri, 12 May 2000 09:16:09 

Nutria wrote:
> Maybe there are "two"
> decks of 52 cards, one positive and one negative. Fairies and anti-fairies.
> Demons and gods. Those moving out of the Christian/Humanist world move both
> ways or either way. Make sense?
>         In which case, the "war" is not merely the red-herring I originally
> thought. The negative 52 are "winter" and the positive 52 are "summer." And
> they are involved in an eternal "war."

Making Eigenblick's henchmen the positive deck?  But Eigenblick regards
himself as an ally of the fairies, though they cheat him in the end. 
And Eigenblick and the fairies collaborate to bring about "winter."

> The people of "our" world wind up with a
> legend that someday Eigenblick will return.

But as Ariel points out, there have been many legends of dead leaders
someday returning; most are not true.  Moreover, Barbarossa [Eigenblick]
really had been put to sleep for a thousand years, having been "stored
up" by the fairies so that he could return.  But Eigenblick is ensconced
as king in the fairy country, and (at least as I see it) unlikely to


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