[ilds] RG 1.6 -- the narrator meets Justine

Beatrice Skordili bskordil at otenet.gr
Sun Apr 29 17:14:47 PDT 2007

Always delightful, dear Bill, in finessing a point!

What I meant was when an author takes such care in disposing olive-pits, something is up, something that has to do both with the provenance of the vase as well as the olive!

But, I'd better stop before I am "sanitized" out of this list along with some of Durrell's most interesting effects!

  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: william godshalk 
  To: ilds at lists.uvic.ca 
  Sent: Monday, April 30, 2007 2:17 AM
  Subject: Re: [ilds] RG 1.6 -- the narrator meets Justine

     Here, I'll throw something out: What does Justine do with th olive-pit from the Orvieto olive that she eats? asks Beatrice.

  Justine pauses "to transfer her olive-pit from the pocket of her coat to a Chinese vase"  when she gets him home.

  I too think about that olive-pit and wonder who cleans the vases. Probably not Justine -- though she does darn old pullovers.


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