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 what hartshorn ---- Original Message ----- 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") > > > -- > > --