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Date: Fri, 07 Mar 2003 20:47:14 +1100
From: Che Monro 
Subject: Re: (urth) The Book of Typhon part one, revised: Severian's

At 08:51 PM 6/03/03 -0800, you wrote:
>Hi everyone, Don here again (not Lisa though I suppose that's appropriate=
>to the gender bending discussions of late :))  Below is what I've been=20
>contemplating in my abscence.  Enjoy!

Great One, may I offer you my praise on your elegant and beautiful theory.=
It's such a joy to be present at the birth of such a wonderful child, even=
when the birth is a difficult one.

Commenting from the perspective of an Ox or an Ass, I too spotted the=20
Kipling connection (the Red Flower in particular was a dead give away).

"They will hold a jungle Council at the Rock, and then--and then--I have=20
it!" said Bagheera, leaping up. "Go thou down quickly to the men's huts in=
the valley, and take some of the Red Flower which they grow there, so that=
when the time comes thou mayest have even a stronger friend than I or Baloo=
or those of the Pack that love thee. Get the Red Flower."

Great One, did you know that Mowgli means "Frog" in um, Hindi, I guess.=20
Nobody could write mystical tales like Kipling, although I must go and read=
Graves' _The White Goddess_ because it sounds interesting.

My humble praises and blessings on your child! I too always thought there=20
was something vaguely oedipal about Severian. He comes from himself and=20
goes to himself. No man is an island (or a whorl) but he seems to come=20
close. I thought that Dorcas was his mother becuase it seemed to make sense=
at the time. That would make him his own father.. Is this biologically=20
possible, Great One? Wouldn't both halves of his DNA chromasomes have to be=
identical? Is that allowed?

I've always loved Dorcas the most and I think she would make a great=20
mother, but I will transfer a little of my adoration to you for politeness=
sake. You don't mind if I worship you a little in my simple minded way?

No? Thank you, Great One. Behind our efforts, let there be found our=


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