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Date: Thu, 06 Jun 2002 09:54:41 -0500
From: James Jordan 
Subject: RE: (urth) Tracking Song

At 03:07 PM 6/5/2002 -0700, you wrote:
>Rostrum quoted me & wrote...
> > > 2) the mark in some way directly prevents anyone who finds Cain
> > >    from killing him.
> >
> > I don't see how that can be a plausible reading, given the
> > bit attributed as a direct quote from God.  If Cain is given some
> > sort of divine protection that makes it impossible for people to
> > kill him, it would be pointless to say that anyone who does kill
> > him will suffer vengeance seven times over.

You're right. But Wolfe may be spinning things a bit differently, as he 
clearly is by granting "Cain" redemption. Another note that might be worth 
looking for. God warns Cain that sin is crouching at the door, and he must 
overcome it. Sin is a beast, and this takes up from the serpent in Genesis 
3 -- the Garden of Eden on the east side of Eden is the door into Eden. 
What might this have to do with Cuttthroat's relationships with talking 
animals, and his fighting the beast within himself?



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