FIND in
<--prev V305 next-->
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 Q. Gouvea
Dept. of Mathematics                            Editor, FOCUS and MAA Online
Colby College                                   http://www.maa.org
Waterville, ME 04901

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


<--prev V305 next-->