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From: Adam Stephanides <adamsteph@earthlink.net>
Subject: Re: (whorl) Re: RTTW (SPOILERS)
Date: Wed, 07 Feb 2001 23:18:43 +0000

on 2/6/01 7:53 PM, Ian Smith at doctoriancsmith@hotmail.com wrote:

> Just finished RTTWand heartily confused at the ending.  Will someone who is
> more able please alleviate my stupidity by explaining exactly what happened
> in that last scene with Remora, esp. what the 'Hyacinth' passage from the
> writings indicated?

The person we have been thinking of as Horn in Silk's body is actually Silk
with Horn's memories.  Silk could not admit to himself that he was Silk
because that would mean admitting that Hyacinth was dead.  The Hyacinth
passage enabled Silk to accept this.

I have to admit I was caught completely by surprise.  Now, of course, I'll
have to reread all three volumes in this light.


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