(urth) Apricots at the Piteous Gate

Duncan Truter dtruter at gmail.com
Fri Feb 24 04:02:23 PST 2006

On 2/24/06, Mark Boyle <mboyle at afblakemore.com> wrote:
> -----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
> [snip]
> 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. :<
he said he was planning on performing that excruciation on the man,
but the guy got trampled first (pretty lucky, really).

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