(urth) RttW discrepancy?
Roy C. Lackey
rclackey at stic.net
Mon Oct 27 23:06:10 PDT 2008
Dave Tallman quoted and wrote:
> > The "darkest night ever known" had nothing to do with the Long Sun. It
> > the dark night of Silk's soul.
> That's plausible, but Silk does run into a genuine Long-Sun blackout in
> the next section of their narrative, so Matthew's narrative compression
> idea may be right. It could also be that Silk forget about the lighted
> interlude when he told Hoof, Hide, and Daisy about this later.
The "darkest night ever known" bit is a metaphor. Two page inches above the
quote mentions "the hot sunshine streaming through the open door into the
poor little room." It was by that light that he saw the knife that he
recoiled and backed away from and "stumbled through the open door into the
darkest night ever known."
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