(urth) The Katharine maid

Tim Walters walters at doubtfulpalace.com
Fri Oct 27 23:15:00 PDT 2006

On Oct 27, 2006, at 7:53 PM, Roy C. Lackey wrote:
> The dictionary citations both of you have given support my reading.

No, they don't. Nathan Spears' citation ("Two children borne by her  
earlier") is exactly analogous to Wolfe's clause ("the Severian of  
bone and flesh borne by Catherine in a cell..."), leaving no room for  
doubt that Wolfe's sentence can sensibly be read as being about  
Severian's birth.

In my opinion, that's the only unstrained reading, but that's less  

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