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From: Peter Westlake <peter@harlequin.co.uk>
Subject: Re: (whorl) hello?
Date: Mon, 26 Oct 1998 09:13:43 +0000

At 23:31 1998-10-25 -0800, Greg Neyman wrote:
>howdy, I just subscribed ...
>I've looked at the archives ... there seems to be some sort of lull ...
>(ahem) ...
>I've glimpsed the archives, but haven't really read them all ... and I do
>have some questions ... if these questions were answered, I'm duly sorry ...
>when Silk traces circles on his cheek ... what does that mean ... it was a
>habit he seemed to pick up suddenly in Calde ... is it just an "I'm
>thinking" idiosyncrasy ...
>could P. Pike's ghost be some sort of projection from his "stored" copy at
>MainFrame, activated by Kypris, or something like that? ... for what purpose
>... beats me ...

For my money, Pike's ghost is the ghost of Pike.  I think he's hanging around
for the traditional reason: unfinished business in this world. It seems to be
connected with Mucor; his first appearance is just after Silk has seen Mucor,
IIRC, and only Mucor sees him the second time. There's a connection between
them, of course, which is in the archives but you may not have seen it yet.
Or you may have found it yourself, of course.


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