(urth) The Conversationalist

Fred Kiesche godel2escher2bach at yahoo.com
Wed Oct 25 07:56:19 PDT 2006


So I'm up to chapter 8 of "Shadow" when I come across
an odd typo.

The title of the chapter is, "The Conversationalist".

However, on page 60 (Tor/Orb edition), I come across
the following:

(begin quoted section)

"Your'e in luck," Roche told me. "I don't know how you
worked this, but thank you."

"Worked what?"

"A trip to the Echopraxia and a woman for each of us.
I know you know--Master Gurloes told me he'd already
notified you."

"I had forgotten, and anyway I wasn't sure he meant
it. Are we going to walk? It must be a long way."

"Not as long as you probably think, but I told you we
have funds. There will be fiacres at the Bitter Gate.
There always are--people are continually coming and
going, though you wouldn't think it back in our little

To make conservation, I told him what the Chatelaine
Thecla had said that many people in the House Absolute
did not know we existed.

(end quoted section)

Conservation? Conversation, no? A typo, to be sure,
but when you read something by Wolfe, even the typos
make you question whether they are typos or some sort
of subtle hint/humor.

          Fred Kiesche (FPK3)
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