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Date: Thu, 23 Jan 2003 07:27:53 -0700
From: maa32 
Subject: (urth) for andrew - silk surfaces because horn leaves

I MUST disagree with Andrew on Babbie going into Horn - the reason that Silk 
surfaces in this scene is because Horn wants to leave and be done with his 
story - that's why he says goodbye under that big tree.  He leaves, but the 
tree sends him into Babbie.  Re-read the end of Return to the Whorl where 
Babbie is present in the astral visit - he continually points to his "HORNS" 
saying "huh-huh-huh" and hugs Horn's son vigorously, not letting him go and 
looking at him protectively.  This is the action of a father seeing his son, 
but his son doesn't recognize him.

Silk comes to the fore here - the voice in narration changes right after Horn 
says goodbye.  Then Silk tries to deny that a part of Horn had to leave for 
Silk to surface, and he represses his identity so that Horn may live, just as 
Horn tried to suppress his identity so Silk might live.  This all occurs at 
the end of On Blue's Waters.  Remember that Horn has to ride a beast with 
three horns, Babbie.  There is too much evidence for Horn going into Babbie to 
think that Babbie goes into Horn/Silk.

Marc Aramini


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