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From: "Roy C. Lackey" 
Subject: Re: (urth) PEACE: tryst, diary, gold
Date: Fri, 1 Nov 2002 15:11:24 -0600

mantis wrote:
>>Furthermore, this means that Lou Gold, even while "forging" the diary, was
>>in some sense channeling Kate.  Seems outrageous, I know, but then the
>>that his forged Necronomicon somehow "works" is a pointer; as well as the
>>fact that, as I've written above, Ghost Kate is already established in the
>That is to say: Gold is a necromancer (however accidentally it might be).
>He did manage to get it right with regard to the tryst because Ghost Kate
>influenced him.

>=My Position=
>Diary: forged
>Tryst: real (Ghost Kate)
>Boston trip: real
>Q's Gold: not there
>Lois: not murdered

I take it that we agree that Kate never kept a diary?

Let me see if I understand you correctly. I don't understand your emphasis
on the importance of the tryst, but we agree, I think, that it *was* a
consensual sexual encounter, not rape. Whiskey loosened the tongues of the
seven men and Kate overheard them talking about what they had been doing
down by Sugar Creek to get their boots muddy. Later, when one of the men (I
think Quantrill himself to have been the least likely of the seven)
encountered her alone, she took "him to the haymow, and bribed him with such
talk as she knew how to make, and kisses and more. She was not that ugly a
woman by moonlight." She used sexual bribery in an attempt to pump him for
more detailed information than she had overheard earlier about what they had
buried in the creek. Am I right so far?

What was it that so peaked her interest that she was willing to trade sex
for information about it, if it wasn't treasure? If it was treasure, then
why is your position (above) "Q's Gold: not there"? Wasn't that the whole
point of the tryst? Wasn't it to stash his gold that Quantrill ever came
near the Mill place in the first place?

I'm not trying to be difficult; I just don't understand.



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