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Date: Sun, 27 Apr 2003 17:01:02 +1000
From: Che Monro 
Subject: Re: (urth) The Mine in Saltus

At 08:19 AM 26/04/03 +0100, you wrote:
>The matter of the entity in the mine in Saltus: I
>think all the speculation has ignored the obvious. The
>entity is Urth herself. When Severian brings the Claw
>with him below ground, it shines what is, by proxy,
>the light of the New Sun. The bowels of Urth react as
>they will when the New Sun comes: with seismic
>rumblings, premonitions of earthquake. The whole
>episode is an omen of the foundering of continents
>prophesied in Dr. Talos's Play and described in THE

Hummm... Which would explain why so much of a fuss is made in the text=20
about whether the power resides in the Claw or in Severian himself. Getting=
at the Truth via misdirection. But then, um, all the Urth is hallowed=20
ground, right?


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