(urth) fifth head owlet- wolf

DAVID STOCKHOFF dstockhoff at verizon.net
Wed Apr 10 12:37:36 PDT 2013

> From: Gerry Quinn <gerry at bindweed.com>
>To: The Urth Mailing List <urth at lists.urth.net> 
>Sent: Wednesday, April 10, 2013 1:10 PM
>Subject: Re: (urth) fifth head owlet- wolf
>"What's gone with that boy,  I wonder? You TOM!"
>No answer.
>The old lady pulled her spectacles down and looked over them about the
>room; then she put them up and looked out under them. She seldom or
>never looked _through_ them for so small a thing as a boy; they were
>her state pair, the pride of her heart, and were built for "style," not
>service--she could have seen through a pair of stove-lids just as well.
>She looked perplexed for a moment, and then said, not fiercely, but
>still loud enough for the furniture to hear:
 I were to grab at any conceivable literal or metaphoric interpretation,
 I could conclude that Tom is a cat, that Aunt Polly has X-Ray eyes, and
 that that the furniture is sentient.  And that's just the first 
paragraph of Tom Sawyer, which I selected at random.
>Plainly Aunt Polly is a robot.
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