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From: William Ansley <wansley@warwick.net>
Subject: Re: (whorl) Amazon has RTW cover up
Date: Fri, 24 Nov 2000 00:33:41 

At 2:33 PM -0500 11/22/00, Michael Purdy wrote:
>FYI all, the cover for Return to the Whorl is now up on Amazon.
>This one's got me stumped.  Who's the giant?  And is that a humanoid 
>figure in his hand?  It's easy to lose the  little finger on the 
>giant's hand, but if you can separate that finger out (it points in 
>a different direction than the other fingers), there appears to be 
>an arm from the smaller humanoid figure propped up on it.   You can 
>see a waist and legs, but the head of the figure and one of its 
>hands are radiating so much light it's very tough to be certain. 
>About the only thing that can be said with any certitude is that 
>Oreb's on the cover.  Very tiny, but it's gotta be Oreb.

I don't know why everyone thinks that the larger guy on the cover is 
a giant. The glowing guy could be teensy. And the bird could be much 
farther away than everyone is assuming.

Maybe one of the major influences on _RttW_ is _Darby O'Gill and the 
Little People_.

Or maybe not.

William Ansley

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