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From: Peter Westlake <peter@harlequin.co.uk>
Subject: Re: (whorl) Violet the Szpy
Date: Wed, 31 Mar 1999 15:57:50 +0000

At 09:38 1999-03-31 -0500, Rostrum wrote:
>On Wed, 31 Mar 1999, Peter Westlake wrote:
>> I intended to read the Book again before asking this question,
>> but you can't read a book that size at the drop of a hat, so
>> I'll ask while I still remember. Hence lack of references,
>> for which I apologize.
>> Violet is described in one of the Dramatis Personae lists as
>> the second tallest girl at Orchid's. When Chenille et al emerge
>> from the tunnels and fetch up at Blood's mansion, someone finds
>> her a dress that is almost big enough. Does that mean it belongs
>> to Violet?  If so, what does that mean?
>I imagine it means that Violet and other girls from Orchid's brothel
>regularly entertain people at Blood's mansion.  Blood owns the brothel. 

True, but we don't need a Wolfeian Clue to tell us that.
I wondered if there was a tie-in with Dr Crane's spy network,
especially as Violet volunteers to entertain the Trivigaunti


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