Wednesday, April 7, 2010


This lady, the widow, has a remarkable sense of history. I enjoyed her insight when she suddenly realized she wanted to find out everything about Castalia that she possibly could -- sat upright in the middle of the night and knew that Truth. Figured if she could learn about Cassie, she'd know more about her husband, and if she could learn more about him, she'd know more about where her FUTURE lay: "I don't admit this, child, for apology--I mention it to brag. History is self-interest." (p.150) Isn't that cool?


  1. I think her asides to her listener (thoughts on the nature of that individual?) are some of the most delightful things about the book.

  2. Oral presentations such as this one are to history tomes as paintings are to coloring books.