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Christian at the wapenshaw
by poppenhuis (grace_poppy)
at July 18th, 2007 (09:49 pm)
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I just read the part where Christian goes to the fortune-teller at the wapenshaw and is reunited with her prisoner/patient from Boghall, who is finally revealed (to the reader) to be Lymond.  I remember the first time I was reading the book, I'd thought at first that her mystery prisoner was Will Scott.  The second time around, I noticed the tricks Dunnett played to make it ambiguous (the chapter begins right after "the last thing Scott remembered;" Sym makes special mention of his hair though not specifying color; Christian examines "the shape of an unconscious boy").  But now when I read it - and now that I know Lymond so well - it seems completely obvious that it's Lymond.  But then, I suppose when I was a new reader, this would have been the first time I ever saw Lymond being courteous and charming and friendly, so I wouldn't have anything to compare it to.  Did anyone else think it was Will Scott?

Poor Lymond.  Such a hard life he's having - yet for a brief time at Boghall, when he's lost his memory and forgotten his troubles, he's able to recover and relax and be open with Christian, and he's happy.  And lovable.  It's such a rare glance at trouble-free Lymond.  Aww, and I love the way he clasps her hand in the gypsy's tent at the wapenshaw, and how he pretends to read her palm. 

"Line of life - hullo!  You appear to have died at the age of seven."
"The embalmers are exceedingly skillful nowadays," she said gravely.

Hee, I just love them.

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Posted by: poppenhuis (grace_poppy)
Posted at: October 12th, 2007 12:15 am (UTC)
stephen happy

Hurrah! :D

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