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Date: Wed, 13 Feb 2002 11:11:17 -0500 (EST)
From: Michael Straight 
Subject: Re: (urth) An IGJ question

On Wed, 13 Feb 2002, Tom Foster wrote:

> Here's one of the other main things that's been puzzling me: why does the
> narrator of OBW/IGJ not need to eat very much?  

Silk's body may not used to eating much.  Remember in _Nightside_ where
couple fried tomatoes, and apple, and a crust of bread are a
mouth-watering feast?  That was when he was a poor priest, but it's
possible he continued to eat lightly and fast regularly even when he was
Calde and later when he lived with Hyacinth.  Eat that way for years and
then suddenly start trying to eat like Horn was accustomed, and you'll get
pretty sick.

Also note we only start hearing about the food in IGJ, not OBW (not sure
if it's mentioned in the Whorl scenes of RTW, which I'm just starting to
re-read now).  Which to me indicates it might also be evidence of parts of
Silk's personality slowly re-asserting themselves.  "What have I been
thinking eating like this?"

I agree that Incanto's words, "beware those who don't eat much," seem like
they must be connected.  But no inhumi could hold a pen and write in neat
tiny letters as Incanto does, so that can't be it.  Perhaps the connection
is that, like the inhumi, Incanto is not who he seems to be.  Except, he



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