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From: Spectacled Bear <spectacled.bear@pobox.com>
Subject: Re: (whorl) RTTW spoilers, the main narrator
Date: Fri, 16 Feb 2001 18:15:24 +0000

At 10:54 2001-02-16 -0600, Adam Stephanides wrote:
>on 2/13/01 8:56 PM, Michael Andre-Driussi at mantis@sirius.com wrote:
>> IIRC, as Horn lay dying in the lander on Green, the deal expressed by the
>> Neighbors was something like: from two broken men we will make one whole
>> man.  And since Horn's "broken" nature was a dead body, well, it seemed as
>> if the broken part of Silk was something different, for example, a
>> spirit/soul that was seeking oblivion.  So if this is true, then Horn's
>> healthy spirit is poured into Silk's healthy body (which also just happens
>> to be on the Whorl, where Horn had been trying to go).
>I agree with all of this; in fact, the Neighbor says he will send Horn's
>spirit "into someone whose own spirit is dying."  I think that this means
>just what you say above: that Silk's spirit was seeking oblivion, not that
>it was on its way out of Silk's body.
>> To turn your question around: if, as you seem to be saying, Silk's spirit
>> =was= already in Silk's body, and Horn's spirit is in there, too

Yes. Why do we need all the stuff about the fragment in Pig?
I didn't see any evidence for it in the text, and it simply
seems unnecessary. Adam makes a far better case against it
than I could have assembled - thanks, Adam!

Spectacled Bear.

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