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2. Is this an appropriate place to ask about a puzzling line in Eleanor Arnason's _Ring of Swords_? (Approximately: biters of rats and poisoners of socks). (mn.sf)




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2. Is this an appropriate place to ask about a puzzling line in Eleanor Arnason's _Ring of Swords_? (Approximately: biters of rats and poisoners of socks). (mn.sf)

Mon, 29 Sep 97
David Lenander <d-lena@maroon.tc.umn.edu>
Re: mn.sf (Minnesota SF) FAQ

'Actually, I THINK Eleanor has an e-mail address (unless it's lapsed
in the past couple of months).... I have an Eleanor Arnason page,

'http://www.tc.umn.edu/nlhome/m391/d-lena/Eleanor%20%26%20trog.html

'and you could direct this question to me for asking her. As it
happens, I have asked this question, as someone asked it of me a while
back. It's a reference to CIA plans that became public in the 70s to
try to assassinate Fidel Castro with poisoned socks. The other
reference is to G. Gordon Liddy (I think) who was deathly afraid of
rats. In some autobiography, he recounts how, in order to overcome
this fear, he made himself eat a rat. Unfortunately, these references
were not as widely-known as Eleanor thought, and she regrets that she
put them into the book in a fashion that confuses people--many readers
seem to think they're missing another of the garblings of common
American aphorisms, which is something that occurs frequently in this
book.'

 

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