(urth) Apricots at the Piteous Gate

Mark Boyle mboyle at afblakemore.com
Fri Feb 24 02:57:28 PST 2006

-----Original Message-----
From: Roy C. Lackey [mailto:rclackey at stic.net]
Sent: 24 February 2006 08:50
To: The Urth Mailing List
Subject: Re: (urth) The Piteous Gate


No, something happened inside the long tunnel through the wall that was so
frightening and immediate a threat as to cause the travelers to panic trying
to get away from it. They fled to the closest exit, some, like the man on
the wagon who struck Dorcas

That was the chap, was it not, on whom Severian inflicted the excruciation
he referred to as "Two Apricots"? For some reason, that brief, two-word
title always made my skin crawl. :<

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