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Date: Thu, 07 Nov 2002 17:36:21 -0600
Subject: Re: (urth) PEACE: trolls and troglodytes
From: Adam Stephanides 

on 10/28/02 10:25 AM, Mark Millman at millman@heimdallr.dyndns.org wrote:

> Roy,
> Wolfe is saying that Peacock would have been indulging
> in conspicuous consumption so as to impress the visit-
> ing faculty member.

Not quite.  The key line is "the future of the whole establishment turned,
as upon less than a hair, on his judgment." (45, hc)  It is not Peacock, but
the proprietor of the boarding house who will serve roast pork; the "new
member of the faculty" is not just visiting, but considering taking a room
at the house, and the purpose of the pork is not merely to impress him, but
to mislead him into thinking pork is regularly on the menu.



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