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From: William Ansley <wansley@warwick.net>
Subject: Re: (whorl) Re: Oreb, orbs ,and eight-legged thingies.
Date: Thu, 24 Aug 2000 22:37:06 

At 1:15 AM -0500 8/24/00, Robert Borski wrote:

>Mr. Ansley then writing:
><It is *completely* certain to me that an eight-legged creature one-third(?)
>the height of a man will look more like a cluster of (shorter than a man)
>boys or two men on their hands and knees (short
>- because doubled over - and with eight leg-like - because of  position -
>limbs) than a Neighbor, who is as tall as or taller than a man and has only
>four leg-like limbs (and, of course, four arm-like
>All right, just for the sake of argument, let's say you're right here. The
>8-legged thingie is merely some indigenous, but anonymous, member of Blue's
>faunal kingdom. What possesses it to jump from the cliff to the sea? If
>directed by Mucor, what has she done so? In other words what are we make of
>this leap in a broader context? Also: when last seen, the eight-legged
>thingie has plunged into the water and disappeared very near to Horn's boat.
>Just coincidentally, when Babbie first appears upon the scene some few
>hundred words later, it's also in the water very near to the boat. I just
>think the simplest most elegant solution is to assume both are one and the
>same. If I'm wrong, I still need to understand the 8-legged beastie's
>motivation for jumping--possibly even to its death, since according to you
>(or at least I'm inferring this) we never see it again.

But, Babbie *is* an eight legged beastie! I just think it was Babbie 
the whole time. Most likely under Mucor's control then, and perhaps 

>Nice to have you back in the Devil's Advocate Position, William!

Well, it's nice to be back.

William Ansley
William Ansley

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