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Date: Wed, 12 Mar 2003 02:31:07 +0000 (GMT)
From: Josh Geller 
Subject: (urth) Hyacinth Not A Boy

On Wed, 12 Mar 2003, Che Monro wrote:

> Perhaps those who see more clearly can help me with a little detail that I
> have worried loose and wish to see where it leads, if anywhere?

> In Return to the Whorl Silk seems to have a song on his mind a lot it goes
> in part (like this):

> These young girls live to deceive you,
> Sad experience teaches me.

> I wish I knew what the tune was like so that I could try filking this song.
> I bet that Gene Wolfe had a tune in mind.

> Mostly, however, I wonder what deception the girl in the song was
> practicing. Could it be that the girl was really a boy dressing up and
> deceiving the singer?

When I met Gene Wolfe at the last WorldCon, I mentioned this theory to
him, and that there were people who supported it on this mailing list.

His response - which was not in any way ambiguous - was to say "It is
probably a good thing that I am not on that mailing list.".

It is importamnt to keep in mind the fact that every story has at least
two authors.



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