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Date: Tue, 20 Aug 2002 17:24:54 -0700
From: Michael Andre-Driussi 
Subject: RE: (urth) PEACE: Coldhouse prank, facts and function

>> 4)  The joke is on Weer, however, since on one level I hope we can all
>> agree on (and we've gone over this before), Weer himself is a ghost
>> haunting the coldhouse.
>All but the last three words. Why there? Not "why" as in "why would he
>be there," but "why" as in "what, in the text, supports the conclusion
>that this is where Weer's ghost is hanging out?"

How about "haunting the coldhouse (of the non-corporeal memory mansion that
Weer inhabits, if not all the time, at the very least, during the

(Though I suppose one might argue that, via the "room" Weer has entered the
actual timeline of reality . . . but such reasoning would seem to play hell
with the idea of Charlie Turner being a unicorn, since Bill Baton saw him,
and Miss Birkhead saw him, too . . . so unless Baton and Birkhead are being
puppetized, doing things they didn't really do in real life, then maybe
Charlie is real, his visit is real, and only his Doris letter is a unicorn?)

I certainly did =not= mean: "Weer is the ghost starring in the story of the
coldhouse prank (about a young man who died in 1938)"!  I apologize if it
was taken that way.



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