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Date: Mon, 21 Oct 2002 07:57:48 -0700
From: Michael Andre-Driussi 
Subject: (urth) PEACE: rules for reading it

Roy wrote:
>Sheesh. Sorry, mantis.

No apology necessary!  Messages cross, and I'm glad we agree so tightly on
that particular point.

I fell behind in my schedule of reading . . . yesterday I chopped down a 70
foot tree and it did not fall the way I told it to (what a Weerish thing).
I was not injured, I hasten to add, and the property damage was minimal!  I
finished reading the "Gold" section, though, and should finish the book
today.  My head is brimming with all sorts of PEACE-full thoughts, but I
want to write something short right now:

Another rule for reading PEACE, I'm thinking, after "Trust the text first,"
would be "All ghosts in PEACE are absolutely real."  That is to say,
because the whole thing is about ghosts, then the "ghost explanation" for
anything has to be considered the most likely of all.  We've said this
before but I felt it should be codified.


"But see, there in the distance,
The Drusi and the Decii and Torquatus
Ruthless in wielding the ax"
                 AENEID, book VI


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