From: "James Wynn"
Subject: RE: (urth) The leatherskin Date: Fri, 10 Jan 2003 11:29:40 -0600 BTW It occurred to me last night that manticores have **horns** with **stingers**. Wolfe's leatherneck "had" a Horn with a deadly sting as well ... a harpoon. -----Original Message----- From: Dan'l Danehy-Oakes [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org] Sent: Friday, January 10, 2003 10:42 AM To: email@example.com Subject: RE: (urth) The leatherskin > >Way back on October 18, 1999 I argued that the leatherskin > >has twelve legs and no one has bothered arguing with my > >conclusions yet. What I said then: > >---------------- > >The leatherskin, one of the largest I have ever seen, stood > >with six massive legs and half its weight on the starboard > >gunwale, over which silver water cascaded. [OBW (hc), p. 62] > >---------------- Well, I didn't exactly argue with your conclusion, but I'm pretty sure I came back with the suggestion that the leatherskin is some kind of crustacean -- my first thought was a lobster, but on more mature thought I suspect it of being something like a softshell crab. Except, of course, much bigger. And with twice as many limbs. --Blattid -- --