[DWJ] trolling for ideas/suggestions

Kyla Mackay-Smith kyla at sccs.swarthmore.edu
Wed Nov 15 08:47:16 EST 2006

On Wed, 15 Nov 2006, Minnow wrote:

> In that context, Anne MacCaffrey has at least one woman who is the Castle
> Herb Expert: I can't for the life of me remember the title of the book or
> the name of the wench, but the "parallel story" of the Moreta's Ride bit of
> Pern's history has her working away gathering and storing medicinal herbs,
> and then smuggling them out by the sackful to the refugee-camp at the
> castle gates.


> Oh, and the people in charge of harvesting and preparing numbweed on Pern
> always seem to be women, and isn't there a female character in *The White
> Dragon* or *Dragondrums* (or whatever the one is in which the annoying
> harper apprentice goes off on his own and gets lost on the Southern
> Continent) who is out doing research on herbs-for-healing when she comes
> across the protagonist of the book?

Sharra, I think. She's in both those books. She's the sister of the head
of Southern Hold.

Music begins to atrophy when it departs too far from the
dance...poetry begins to atrophy when it gets too far from music.
       --Ezra Pound

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