From: "James Wynn"
Subject: RE: (urth) Poor Hammerstone Date: Wed, 4 Dec 2002 09:21:55 -0600 Roy wrote: To go from Marble's notion of abandonment to the destruction of a child requires a leap in logic that leaves me in the dust. I can only conclude that . . . hell, I don't know what to think. You must not have read the SS series, for one thing. Let me state flat out that no such thing happened to the child. Fact. Fine. Does this change that Hammerstone left her? Your point was that Hammerstone didn't care who Marble was. Then why did she lie? Roy wrote: And if Moly had been at Sun Street from Day One, and nowhere else, then he would have known **exactly** where to find her. He didn't know. That's why he said: "Maybe I should've gone looking for Moly." Crush responds: There are at LEAST two other more likely interpretations of this statement. (1) Hammerstone went to Sun St. and didn't find her. He was told (maybe by Rose, maybe by Betel) "She's gone and we don't know where she went." Well, heck, why didn't she leave notice where she was going? She must not want to be found. So he didn't look **further**. This is my preferred interpretation. It infers IMO the motives to Hammerstone that I can most relate to (2) Hammerstone woke up after 74 years and saw the changes wrought in Viron and was too afraid to look for Moly for fear of what he'd find. But if he NEVER went looking for Moly since he boarded the Whorl. Then I can't grasp why he would **even consider** looking for her when he woke up. The fact that he considered looking for her at that time implies he knew where she was before. And if he knew where she was before, then he would have known Marble was lying about being at Sun St. since the beginning. And if Marble had to lie about it, she had to believe it mattered to him (and it did). Also, Marble had to know all about Moly - at least to the extent that she wasn't around anymore -- and she had to know who Hammerstone was the moment she clasped eyes on him so she could immediately say "I'm Moly". Am I being clear enough here? --