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From: Michael Straight <straight@email.unc.edu>
Subject: Re: (whorl) Silkhorn^H^H^H^H and Severian
Date: Fri, 1 Jun 2001 08:33:31 

On Thu, 31 May 2001, Jerry Friedman wrote:

> Incidentally, the trip on the _Samru_ to see the Great
> Scylla might also have had something to do with Silk's
> resurrection.  The trip ends on Ocean, and maybe they
> pass the beaches where the wild roses grow whose
> thorns are Claws.  

This is kind of a joke isn't it?  Isn't the whole point of that scene that
the "Claw" is merely a common thorn that is holy and powerful only in the
sense everything made by the Increate is holy and powerful?  


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