(urth) The Cat and significance to BOTNS

Jeff Wilson jwilson at io.com
Tue Feb 3 20:28:31 PST 2009

O'Donnell, Tim (BOSI) wrote:
> Hi all,
> I was just thinking on the story of The Cat in Endangered Species.  Set 
> in the same universe as BOTNS.
> Specifically, the following occurred to me:
> The titular moggie is tossed carelessly through Father Inire's mirrors 
> by Sancha and comes back as a
> phantom cat.  The cat cannot be seen by anyone though it does leave 
> evidence of its existence.  The cat
> also has the power to invade the dreams of Leocadia. 

I'm not convinced this is the same cat transformed; IIRC it could more 
easily be a catlike creature Inire supplied to distract the girl from 
her loss with novelty. Bonding ensues between the girl and the feline 
that turns out to have pookalike qualities.

Jeff Wilson - jwilson at io.com
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