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From: James Jordan <jbjordan4@home.com>
Subject: Re: (whorl) Third-person sections in RttW
Date: Wed, 11 Apr 2001 13:48:37 

At 11:59 PM 4/10/2001 -0400, you wrote:
>At 8:32 PM -0500 4/9/01, James Jordan wrote:
>>         And I'll bring this up again, since nobody commented on in when 
>> I brought it up the first time. I cannot find the place, but at one 
>> point the Narrator, having been accused of being Silk for the nth time, 
>> looks for a scar he expects to find on Silk's body, and claims not to 
>> find it, thereby reassuring himself that he is not Silk. Of course, it 
>> is pretty clear that he is in Silk's body, and is partly Silk; but he 
>> himself thinks he has reasons to dismiss the views of everyone around him.
>I don't think you are going to get much help from this memory, which is 
>inexact, if I have found the passage you are thinking of. I believe the 
>passage you refer to is the one on page 188 of RttW:
>... I actually pushed back my sleeve to look for the scars his beak had 
>left on Silk's arm. Needless to say, they were not there--it was Silk, not 
>I, who fought the white-headed one ...
>This seems promising, but this scene takes place during an astral journey 
>to Green, when Silk|Horn* is searching for Jahlee. I don't think we can 
>base any firm conclusions about identity based on whether Silk|Horn's 
>astral body has scars or not. And I don't think Silk|Horn rationally could 
>By the way, no matter how much anyone reading this appreciates and admires 
>the BotSS, I don't think anyone will deny that the elaborate structure 
>Wolfe uses in these books makes finding a specific passage a royal pain in 
>the ... neck.
>William Ansley

Good point. That was the passage I remembered, and as part of an astral 
journey, it clearly does not count for what I thought it might. I stand 


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