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Date: Fri, 12 Jul 2002 10:01:00 -0500
From: James Jordan 
Subject: Re: (urth) Suicide & Despair

At 05:17 PM 7/11/2002 -0700, you wrote:

>--- James Jordan  wrote:
> >          It seems to me that Silk's throwing away a
> > knife might be a knife
> > he used in a vain attempt to ward off attackers, not
> > one he used to inflict
> > wounds on himself. The Neighbor says Silk's body is
> > okay. It seems to me
> > that if he had been trying for suicide, he would
> > have succeeded. But I may
> > be wrong.
> >
>I just had a horrid thought: all this talk about arm
>wounds, a lack of memory of how they got that way and
>the carriage of a weapon reminds me of a murder in San
>Diego years ago (I grew up there); is it possible that
>Silk/Horn killed someone with that knife and the
>wounds are the result of his victim fighting back?

         Well, yes. That's just what I think happened. He was defending his 
house and his wife and himself. The horror of having killed someone (or at 
least wounded him and driven him off) + the death of Hyacinth -- well, 
that's enough for Silk to despair.
         But I may be wrong.



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