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    Why all the eyes? Between pages 70 and 72 the word "eyes" is used 5 times. This represents the highest incidence of the word over the shortest passage of text.

    I had sort of hoped to find a chapter that had the word eight times because we all know (now, at least) that spiders have eight eyes, and maybe the "eyes" of the text would point something out.

    Anyway, Stadther mentions "eyes" a lot throughout the book: "almond shaped (for Ana)," "red, watery (for Rusful)," "beady (those girls of the village)", and, of course, "eight (mentioned twice for Spider)."

    Besides all that, we know Yorah's either myopic or in denial about the need for bifocals.

    Seems like a lot of "eye" info over all, no?

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    I agree....ayes.

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    There's also a surprising number of pictures where the people have their eyes closed. Perhaps Stadther doesn't like drawing open eyes, or maybe it's another thing to look at.

    I was thinking that perhaps Zac would be drawn with open eyes after he had "seen the light" but the last picture in the book has both main characters with eyes closed (or looking down).

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    "Living is easy with eyes closed, misunderstanding all you see"...

    beatle - BEETLE - let (it) BEE

    Just random thoughts...

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    I also noted that in the companion book on pages 48 & 49 He speaks of the Caesar Cipher on 48 and the Vigenere Cipher on page 49 and in both he uses the term.. RIGHT BEFORE YOUR EYES as an example. And don't forget about all the eyes in the Yorah tree.... Denise
    "You cannot depend on your eyes
    when your imagination is out of focus."
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    Ah, I was wondering where this thread was... LOL

    When Ana sends thoughts to Zac, she closes her eyes... Zac closes his, when trying to send a thought to Ana... Maybe they're trying to get a message to *us*?
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