danldo at gmail.com
Thu May 18 12:56:12 PDT 2006
Ooooh. Nice detail; I'd forgotten that entirely.
> Also, when the Hierodule saucer is about to flit off from the castle,
> notice how Severian describes one of its crewmembers: "and then,
> just as I was wondering if the crew did not ever peer down to see us,
> *the mermen,* the strange, uncouth beings who for a time walked the
> bottom below their hull, one of them indeed came down, head
> foremost like a squirrel, wreathed in orange light and clinging to the
> hull with hands and feet, though it was wet as any stone in a river..."
And we've had a previous significant encounter with a slippery wet
stone in a river, which involved Juturna -- yes?
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-- St Teresa of Avila
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