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From: "Dan'l Danehy-Oakes" 
Subject: RE: (urth) The Ascian's Shadow
Date: Thu, 1 Aug 2002 09:47:02 -0700

Matthew, you wrote:

> As an allusion to the shadow of the torturer it seems inapt or perhaps
> ironic: the Ascians seem to have no lack of tortuers despite the
> "perfection" of the rule of the Group of Seventeen.

Correct ... as far as it goes.

But _the_ shadow of _the_ torturer (not _some_ shadow of _some_ torturer)
does not fall upon them; they are not touched by the salvation Severian 
is to bring.

So much for universalism.



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