> pyramid. Faint marks were repainted, some were new. Did not
> find Tomb."
> this is a typical diary-style entry, with just enough info to
> jog the record-keepers memory. however, "marks were repainted,
> some were new" puts a paint brush in vyse' hand any way stower
> wants to spin it. not good.
>>master stower: Have you grasped that this is not from the diary of Humphries Brewer, but was written by his great-grandson?
(shiningfromwithin, listening intently to the master) - "yes sir, i do"
>>master stower: Do you see the difference?
shining, awed by the dawning light: "yes sir, i do"
>>master stower: Do you understand how unlikely it is that an oral transmission of this kind would yield reliable detail?
student shiningfromwithin: "yes, master i do. i think it is as possible or as likely as all the orally transmitted fantasies that have been handed down from your scholastic masters that YOU believe in. is this correct, sir?"
>>master stower: No other aspect of the family tradition regarding Humphries Brewer has yielded a list of names as this one has. (Walter Allen was familiar with Vyse’s book.)
student shiningfromwithin: : teacher, i admit that you've thrown me with this useless, handwaving bit of distraction. so for clarity, i ask: so what? do you have evidence that he invented this tale? why? he is somehow mad at a guy that his great grandgather was mad at? y'know, i'm beginning to wonder if i should continue to put my faith in you as my intellectual superior... er, master"
>>"master" stower -who has now taken a second job as a part time-cook: Allen’s story self-destructs. No spin required.
shiningfromwithin: "obviously it doesn't or we'd all believe in your favorite, personal version of orally transmitted events.. you call it 'mainstream egyptology', right? anyway, good-bye, i'm going to read some peter tompkins outside of class."
i know it sucks to be an unemployed unemployable egyptologist stower, but c'mon... you're frothing.