(urth) Babbie

John Watkins john.watkins04 at gmail.com
Tue Mar 17 11:35:52 PDT 2009

I'm just starting my first Short Sun reread, so I may have more thoughts on
this later, but wouldn't the Babbie/Pig parallel underscore the likelihood
that some or all of Horn's soul winds up in Babbie?  A copy of Silk's soul,
after all, was in Pig.  The parallel works better if both of them serve as
"pen cases" for souls.

On Tue, Mar 17, 2009 at 2:10 PM, Son of Witz <sonofwitz at butcherbaker.org>wrote:

> while we've been talking about Babbie,
> what do people make of that Horn in Babbie concept that was thrown around
> years ago.  Stu pointed it out to me.
> what the hell is up with that?
> I don't think I buy that at all, but I understand the knee bit, and the
> outsider calling for Babbie confounds the reading.  That an the "Beast with
> three horns bit"  What else could be a beast with Three horns. Are horns
> just a metaphor for souls, which, seem to number 3 in Horn, but, the
> prophesy is that Horn will ride that beast, not be part of that beast, so
> I'm not sure if you could be a horn, and be a rider.  hurm...
> When I read it, I felt Babbie mirrored (in a way) Pig.  Horn had Babbie
> with him on one leg, and Pig with him on the other.  Both are pigs of sorts.
> ~witz
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