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Date: Sat, 07 Sep 2002 10:59:34 -0500
From: James Jordan 
Subject: (urth) Heavy Hyacinth

At 06:37 PM 9/6/2002, Roy wrote:
> >Crush asks:
> >Is anyone aware of any textual evidence that non-military chems are not
> >light-weight? I know Sand was five-hundred weight, but that was useful for
> >his function.
>Yes. Silk was no weakling -- he threw Mamelta over his shoulder and ran with
>her, bad ankle and all, after Lemur was killed. Yet when Marble/Rose was
>telling him about Blood's birth, and it finally dawned on Silk that somehow
>Rose was speaking through Marble, he tested his theory:
>     "Watching carefully for her reaction, Silk said, 'I would have carried
>you, Maytera, if I could; but I knew you'd be too heavy for me to lift.'"
>(LS3, 4; p. 119 pb.)
>Also, earlier, following Marble's collapse after being possessed by Echidna,
>Silk gave her a hand to help her to her feet: "He heaved with all his
>strength, reawakening the half-healed wounds left by the beak of the
>white-headed one." (ibid. 117)

         Then doesn't that settle the question of whether Hyacinth was a 
chem? I guess I don't remember anybody's picking her up, but OTOH I don't 
recall anything about her being too heavy to heave!



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