[DWJ] Hello again, and beards

Irina Rempt irina at valdyas.org
Mon Sep 15 03:28:59 EDT 2014


On Sun, 14 Sep 2014, Janet Eastwood wrote:

> Actually, I wonder whether as Old
> Sophie her age is 78 or 90.  We know that Sophie is 18.  Calcifer tells
> her that the Witch of the Waste's curse has taken 60 years from her life,
> which would make Sophie 78.  However, Sophie repeatedly claims to be and
> refers to herself as 90.  Sophie's conversational magic makes what she
> says come true, and Howl and Calcifer confirm that the age-curse has two
> layers, the Witch's and Sophie's own.

It does say somewhere (can't get at the book right now) that she blurts out
the first high number she can think of, which is ninety. But yes, seeing
that what she says comes true that may just make it so, whatever the Witch
intended.

    Irina

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