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From: StoneOx17@aol.com
Date: Sun, 11 Aug 2002 09:26:47 EDT
Subject: Re: (urth) sepia man as Tilly?


There's a simple explanation for the second man in Tom's photo.  I think the 
photograph, like Candy's, is a publicity photograph.  What do you do to make 
a publicity photograph of a giant?  You have to establish scale, so you take 
a fairly short, normal-looking, man and pose the giant next to him.  However, 
you want to keep the focus of the photograph on the giant, so you pose them 
together, maybe shaking hands, so that the second man has his back to the 
viewer, is off-center, and is wearing less noteworthy clothing (possibly a 
plain suit).  This explains why Miss Hadow only described the giant and why 
Weer said "either" and not "any" in "I've never met either of these people."

This explanation leaves several questions, one being why Tom is wearing the 
same clothing as Julius.  I think this has to be significant and that Wolfe 
is establishing some link between Julius and Tom.  Maybe Julius is 
responsible for Tom's height (people who have followed my postings will 
realize this is my favorite explanation), or maybe Tom's role in the 
Cinderella story relates to Julius in some way.  

-Stone Ox


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