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From: "Andy Robertson" 
Subject: Re: (urth) Recollect ther craws, bucky?
Date: Wed, 13 Nov 2002 14:51:41 -0000

I think craws = crows, which took a part earlier: I can't entirely remember


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From: "Charles Reed" 
To: "urth" 
Sent: Wednesday, November 13, 2002 2:34 PM
Subject: (urth) Recollect ther craws, bucky?

> Hello everyone.
> I'm not a complete stranger here, but I haven't been a frequent
> participant, either.  Still, I was hoping that somebody could help me
> out.  I've just completed my second reading of the Short Sun books and
> have at least one question that I haven't been able to figure out.
>  Allow me to set the stage:
> At the very end of Chapter 12 in RttW, Horn finally arrived at Ermine's
> after several interesting adventures (visiting the Sun Street manteion,
> meeting and having a drink with his father, being waylaid by Olivine at
> the Calde's palace and taken into the palace through a secret gate,
> visiting the room he and Nettle stayed in for a short time (I think),
> bathing and getting clean clothes, shriving and then receiving an eye
> from Olivine).  Patera Gulo had been at Ermine's ahead of him, looking
> for Silk, but all that Horn wanted to do was to lie down.  After
> sleeping for a bit, and making sure that Hound and Pig were asleep, he
> slipped out of the room and headed downstairs to the garden fountain
> "where Thelx holds up a mirror."  He then went back to the Calde's
> palace to get his walking stick before going back to the room.  Upon
> entering the room, we have the following exchange:
>   As he put the key back into the lock, Pig asked sleepily, "Recollect
> ther craws, bucky?"
>   It took a moment.  "Why, yes. Yes, I do, Pig."
>   "Still say ther same?"
> And that's the end of the chapter.  I've puzzled and puzzled over this
> passage, but I can't figure out what it means.  Can any of you shed any
> light on this for me?
> Charles (still mulling over Vironese names, but leaning toward "Whisker")
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