From: "Andrew Bollen"
Subject: Re: (urth) for andrew - silk surfaces because horn leaves Date: Fri, 24 Jan 2003 01:50:22 +1100 Marc wrote: > 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. But SilkHorn saying goodbye to Nettle etc under the tree happens *after* the calling episode. > 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. A problem with this remains: why can Scylla-spirit-in-Oreb articulate words, where Horn-spirit-in-Babbie cannot? I can buy a little of this, though: Babbie has been in Horn on my reading, so maybe some Horniness sticks? > Silk comes to the fore here - the voice in narration changes right after Horn > says goodbye. But (textually, at least), the meeting in the forest happens immediately after the goodbye. > Remember that Horn has to ride a beast with > three horns, Babbie. But SilkHorn says explicitly in his account of the first meeting with Mucor and Marble (OBW, end Ch 3): "On Green I rode a three-horned beast, as Maytera foresaw. Indeed, I was riding it at the time I was wounded fatally." --