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Date: Wed, 30 Jan 2002 13:37:28 -0500 (EST)
From: Michael Straight 
Subject: Re: (urth) pen case and stiff walking fellow

On Wed, 30 Jan 2002, maa32 wrote:

> Hey Joe.  The pen case has some other odd things about it - the
> narrator claims he picked it up between the time he left Pig and the
> time he first glimpsed Olivine through the window, but in the portion
> directly narrated by Silk he claims he cannot have acquired it that
> way - yet he did.  Some kind of paradox going on, and then the actual
> finding of the pen case is out of order in the otherwise strictly
> chronological third person sections of Return to the Whorl - presented
> in flashback while he talks to Olivine, I believe.

Since the first have of RTW is reconstructed by Hoof, Hide, et. al. from
what Silk told them about what happened on the whorl, it wouldn't be
surprising for them to have a few of the details in the wrong order.


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