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From: Alex David Groce <Alex_Groce@gs246.sp.cs.cmu.edu>
Subject: Re: (whorl) Re: Digest whorl.v012.n047
Date: Wed, 14 Feb 2001 13:27:43 

BMeyer7@aol.com wrote:

> Forgive me if this has previously been discussed, but I'm reading
> all kinds of theories about how Silk and Hyacinth ended up this
> way--suicide, a bomb, an attack.  Has anyone thought about the
> following?  Silk's wife is dead, he's beside the body covered in
> blood holding a bloody knife, nobody else is there, there are signs
> of a struggle. He then suppresses all memory of the events,
> including his own identity and wanders the world(s) trying to do
> good deeds and talking about what a bad, unworthy person he is (and
> committing a rape along the way for no apparent reason). Did Silk
> kill Hyacinth!?  I know it's painful to think of our beloved Silk,
> but it certainly seems to merit discussion as at least a strong
> possibility.

Well one thing that is important to keep in mind is that the events up
to the transfer from Green at Horn's death are actions carried out by
_Horn_, recollected by Silk/Horn.  Silk doesn't rape anyone.  This
goes the other way around, too--before he becomes Silk, Horn has
become a better man himself, and though it is Silk who adopts Jahlee
(an easier task, I think, in some ways) it is Horn who adopts Krait--
despite (or because of) the fact that Krait is bitter gall to him, and
a constant reminder of the worst event of his life*.

* Worst, that is, until he kills Jahlee, but that is Silk and Horn
  both, I think.

"And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free." John 8:32
Alex David Groce (agroce+@cs.cmu.edu)
Ph.D. Student, Carnegie Mellon University - Computer Science Department
8112 Wean Hall (412)-268-3066

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