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Date: Thu, 11 Jul 2002 13:08:43 -0700
Subject: Re: (urth) Silkicide
From: Jason Ingram 

I read Silk's wounds as being self-inflicted; but it seems to me that an 
actual suicide attempt by Silk would have been successful.  I felt that 
he gashed himself in some sort of mourning frenzy, which was consistent 
with a substantial self-destructive urge and the loss of a will to live.

At one point the narrator remembers (or is reported to have remembered) 
that, shortly after his transfer to the whorl, he felt a sort of horror 
for a knife that he was holding and cast it away.  I interpreted this 
emotion as circumstantial evidence that the knife had been used against 


On Thursday, July 11, 2002, at 09:17 AM, Dan'l Danehy-Oakes wrote:

> Stephen Case: you have presented the best & most coherent argument
> for the "Silk commits suicide theory" I have ever encountered --
> others may have expressed it before, but if they did it well enough
> for me to understand, I must have missed it (which is quite possible;
> I skim a lot of email when I'm busy).


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