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From: David Wells <ADW@ovum.com>
Subject: (whorl) Re: Horn's astral Journey to Nettle
Date: Tue, 5 Sep 2000 20:26:03 +0100

From: "Endymion9" <endymion9@mindspring.com>
Date: Mon, 4 Sep 2000 12:05:09 -0500

>In an earlier post I asked why Horn never made an astral journey to visit
>Nettle.  I obviously had forgotten this passage from OBW.

>Once, as I lay there at the bottom of the pit, it seemed to me that a man
>with a long nose (a tall man or an immense spider) stood over me...
>He touched my forehead with something he held, an the pit vanished.
>I was standing in Nettle's kitchen...

>"Come with me," I told her...

>...tried to lead her back to the pit in which I lay.  She stared at me then
>as if I were some horror from the grave, and screamed.  I can never forget
>that scream.

>Was Horn trying to lead Nettle into death with him?  Is this why Horn has
>never tried to return to Nettle in an astral trip again?

But if Horn is astrally-journeying in the same sense that he does
in IGJ, you would expect him to appear to Nettle in her kitchen with
his "inner self exposed" - cf. the changes of appearance of Horn, Oreb
and the inhumi when they astrally travel.

Given that Horn's soul is in torment in the pit, he may appear to Nettle
to be in less than the best of health (I can't help thinking of the "return
of the friend" in An American Werewolf in London ;-).

Which Nettle might well find somewhat scary.

All just speculation, though.

old newt

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