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From: "Oren Douek" 
Subject: Re: (urth) Greetings!
Date: Thu, 29 May 2003 01:11:09 +0200

"Michael Andre-Driussi"  wrote:

> Welcome, Oren.
> You wrote:
> >Anyhow, I've just started reading my first Gene Wolfe novel, Shadow of
> >Torturer. And I have a question about something on the first page
> >
> >
> >Who were the characters who said the following two phrases:
> >
> >    "And try to get through the barbican without a safe-conduct? They'd
> >to
> >    Master Gurloes."
> >    "But why would the guard leave?"
> >
> >I guess that when I get used to Wolfe's style I wouldn't have to ask such
> >trivial questions! But until then...
> The characters at this point are: Roche (Drotte's lieutenant), Drotte (the
> captain of the apprentices), Eata (the littlest one), and Severian.
> The sequence goes like this:
> 1. Roche talks to Drotte.
> 2. Eata suggests going around instead of through.
> Because of this, it seems natural to me that Drotte is the one speaking
> line "And try to get . . . ?"

You are surely right here:
In the explanation for the word "barbican" in Castle of the Otter, Wolfe

"'And try to get through the barbican without a safe-conduct?' Drotte
objects when Eata suggests they circle the necropolis."

Cheerio, Oren


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