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From: revjack@radix.net (revjack@radix.net)
Subject: Re: (whorl) Re:  Digest whorl.v001.n057
Date: Tue, 11 Mar 1997 02:11:20 GMT

[Posted from Whorl, the mailing list for Gene Wolfe's Book of the Long Sun]

On Mon, 10 Mar 1997 18:58:43 -0600, Kieran Mullen wrote:

:     How did Silk know Hyacinth's name when they first met?  (Silk is hiding
: in her bedroom, guards come in looking for intruder, and Silk plays role of
: a "client".  He tells Hyacinth to go back to sleep, calling her by name.  She
: remarks later that he got her name right.)  The text is quite suggestive -
: Silk feels as if something in him reaches out to Hyacinth w/o touching
: her.

When he was in the dressing room, he found a needler decorated with
hyacinths, deduced that it was hers, and took a *big* chance when the
guards broke in. 

:     Here are (IMO)  a few other big hidden questions:
:     - Since Silk seems to come from a frozen embryo, does he have a 
:        superhuman talent?

He certainly seems to heal quickly.

:     - Why does the monitor send them to Blue, over their instructions?

I'm still puzzling over this one, and the others.

Patera Jack

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