(urth) Severians Later Appearance (Spoilers)

Dave Tallman davetallman at msn.com
Fri Jan 15 07:26:04 PST 2010

James Wynn wrote:
> Severian thought the Rajan was Malrubius (Silk and Malrubius did both
> had eyesight issues), and Silk thought the Rajan was Patera Pike (IMO
> the description of events of the night "Pike's Ghost" appears leaves
> no other explanation).
I absolutely agree about the explanation of the "ghost of Patera Pike," 
but Pike need not be another clone for this to work. Silk saw the older 
astral-projected Silk only briefly, under a single light at the top of 
the stairs, and from bottom to top as he came up the stairs. The calotte 
seems to have been eye-concealing under these lighting conditions. (Silk 
selected the calotte for his burglary at Blood's because it would 
"supply a certain concealment" even if his straw hat blew off).

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