(urth) Vodalus and Severian continued

Jeff Wilson jwilson at io.com
Tue Sep 28 08:45:41 PDT 2010

On 9/28/2010 9:03 AM, Andrew Mason wrote:
> Jane Delawney wrote:
>> On 27/09/10 13:12, Lee Berman wrote:
>>> We are only introduced to two such victims, Thecla and the female corpse in the
>>> first chapter of Shadow. I don't see much in the text to warrant speculation on
>>> others.
>> 'k, granted. However V's followers don't seem to find anything too
>> abnormal in being invited to such a dinner (and there was obviously a
>> tribade in there somewhere!)
> I'd always assumed that Hildegrin was visiting the Garden of Endless
> Sleep, while Severian and Agia were there, to look for another such
> victim, suggesting it was quite a regular thing.

Not to look for a victim/donor, thought it might be a place to stash a 
recently deceased known sympathizer, in a pickle-barrel sort of way.

I'm a bit skeptical that the bog would keep the memories intact for very 
long, but if they survive being roasted they ought to survive the bog. 
Though there is the possibility that in Thecla's case, the cooked meat 
is really pork spiked with her uncooked "retentive tissues" to maximize 
viability and minimize the gaminess that could gather even in a snow 
cave after so long.

Jeff Wilson - jwilson at io.com
Computational Intelligence Laboratory - Texas A&M Texarkana
< http://www.tamut.edu/CIL >

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