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Date: Mon, 28 Oct 2002 19:02:02 -0600
Subject: Re: (urth) peacock murderer clues and two random bits.
From: Adam Stephanides 

on 10/28/02 8:44 AM, maa32 at maa32@dana.ucc.nau.edu wrote:

> Read the section 
> where Olivia and Peacock and Den are in the cave with the skull - Olivia
> places great importance on wrapping the remains of their dinner in blue ribbon
> and says that Weer will remember it later when it is important, and it will
> make sense.

The passage actually reads:

  Aunt Olivia, having untied the blue thread that had held it shut in the
basket, peered into a small milk-glass with a lid shaped like a setting hen.
"Ah, olives," she said.  "Ripe olives.  I'd forgotten what I put in there.
Den may realize that, Robert, but it won't mean anything to him.  Not yet."
(p. 57, Harper hc)

So the blue thread (not ribbon) is untied, not tied; and there's nothing
about Weer remembering it "when it is important."  And in any case, by "it
won't mean anything to him.  Not yet," she seems to be referring to her
forgetting about the olives (which doesn't mean anything to me either), not
to the blue thread.  Later she leaves the empty dish in the cave (59), but
there's nothing about her wrapping it first, in blue ribbon or otherwise.

In any case, if this is the "most obvious hint," I hate to think what the
less obvious hints are.



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