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From: "Alice Turner" <al@interport.net>
Subject: (urth) Winnoc
Date: Sat, 9 May 1998 18:22:08 

>I don't find the first error odd at all.  Palaemon, who is sending
>Severian into exile, is naturally reminded of his own exile.  Severian
>is heading upriver, but old Palaemon is confusing it with his own
>journey downriver to the coast.  Winnoc, you recall, was "planning to
>sign aboard a certain ship" when he got an offer from the Pelerines.
>Winnoc was still in his hometown, where Palaemon presumably beat him,
>since he made a side trip to visit his mother before leaving.
>Palaemon also gets in a sly evasion in this chapter.  He states that
>guild members have been dispatched before, "though whether those were
>such cases as this the chronicles do not say."  He doesn't tell
>Severian that he doesn't know; he just reports what "the chronicles"
>have to say!

Totally agree with raster here. I've just reread the Winnoc scene (a nice
scene), and the connection is perfectly clear. The evasion is a clever catch
though! Well done!


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