Date: Mon, 12 May 2003 13:23:07 -0400 (EDT) From: "Fernando Q. Gouvea"
Subject: Re: (urth) Sharks in Pacific Folklore On Tue, 13 May 2003, Che Monro wrote: > Second, "The Tree is my hat" My God... I received the image of Hanga as > the island here, the entire island, with the tree growing on his head. So I > didn't see the meaning of it being either where his body is buried, or > shading his temple, although these are perhaps more plausible and less > fantastic interpretations of the idea. That was how I read it too. It seemed to me that in some sense Hanga was the island. And I at least considered the possibility that the island was what he was seeing from the plane. I've been fascinated by what you all have had to say about this one. I should go re-read it. Fernando ============================================================================ Fernando Q. Gouvea Dept. of Mathematics Editor, FOCUS and MAA Online Colby College http://www.maa.org Waterville, ME 04901 firstname.lastname@example.org F: When into a room I plunge, I Sometimes find some VIOLET FUNGI. Then I linger, darkly brooding On the poison they're exuding. --The Roguelet's ABC --