From: "Dan'l Danehy-Oakes"
Subject: RE: (urth) tools and officer Date: Thu, 2 May 2002 15:10:14 -0700 Jerry Friedman writes: > The officer does have the male slave (a Gene Wolfe clone, right?) draw > the officer's dagger and cut the ropes on the package. On the other hand, > later the officer draws his own dagger and cuts a page of V. R. T.'s > notebook to compare the cut with the way the first three pages have been > removed. The cut-out pages and the business with the slave's drawing the > dagger both mystify me. Assume that the officer is Annese. Assume that the Annese not only are clumsy with tools (like knives), but are clumsy in a particular way. Then cutting a page himself, and comparing it to how the pages already cut appear, may be a way for him to determine (to, at least, his own satisfaction) whether they were cut by a human or by an abo... --Blattid --