(urth) Quotable Wolfe

Jeff Wilson jwilson at io.com
Sun May 21 13:46:32 PDT 2006

pthwndxrclzp wrote:
> This passage always brings a big smile to my face:
> "It is a gambling proposition," Dr. Talos explained. "And I confess to 
> loving them. The money in the hat is a sure thing--by the close of the 
> first act I can predict to an orichalk how much it will be. But the 
> dropsies! They may be no more than two apples and a turnip, or as much 
> as the imagination can encompass. We have found a baby pig. Delicious, 
> so Baldanders told me when he ate it. We have found a baby baby. We have 
> found a gold-headed stick, and I retain it..."

This sounds more likely to be the source of the boy in the tower than 
Severian's loins.

Jeff Wilson - jwilson at io.com
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