(urth) 17 megatherians

Adam Thornton adam at io.com
Fri May 19 07:20:40 PDT 2006

On May 19, 2006, at 1:47 AM, Adam Thornton wrote:

> On May 19, 2006, at 12:51 AM, maru dubshinki wrote:
>> Are you sure about that, Adam? In my Collection Fictions, there are
>> some footnotes and interpolations mentioning that where the  
>> translator
>> rendered as "infinite", Borges wrote in the Spanish, "14"- not "17".
> Well, that would certainly bugger up my theory.
> Um, I'll look tomorrow.

It's 14.

Well, it was a nice theory while it lasted.

I guess that makes more sense: 14 is as high as the Minotaur can  
count.  Ten fingers, two hooves, two horns.


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