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Date: Sat, 19 Jul 2003 18:25:26 -0700
Subject: (urth) The Green Man's restitution
From: Lisa Schaffer-Doggett 

All of this talk about Silk (the man who doesn't eat) put me back on 
the track of a question that's been nagging me.  How does the Green Man 
repay Severian for setting him free?  The rescue from the Ascians 
doesn't count (the Green Man's own words) and he claims that he will 
aid him again.  Then, nothing.  No more Green Man.  In my mind there 
are three explanations for this.  Wolfe forgot about the Green Man's 
promise, or decided not to bother with it (not a viable option for me), 
Severian decided to omit any more mention of the Green Man for his own 
reasons (too close to the first, basically a cop-out), or the Green 
Man, being a master of the corridors of time has already aided Severian 
in his past (though it would be the Green Man's personal future).  
"When" in the text could this have happened, and what action could it 



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