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Subject: Silenus’ donkey
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Date: 2018-07-25T16:40:54
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In Doorways in the Sand the donkey is named “Sibla”, which I was thinking would be a good name for the donkey of Silenus. But then I remembered that actually Sibla is not really a donkey, but an impostor. (“The real donkey is tied up out back,” he says.) Probably Silenus had a series of donkeys, each named differently. What did they do with the donkeys when they died? (Peacfully, I imagine, at advanced ages.) I hope they buried them honorably.

One of my favorite lines from the book is in connection with Sibla:

"Go to hell," I said. "My uses for telepathic donkeys are limited.”

Haven't we all felt that way at one time or another?

I find that somehow, in twelve years of blogging, I have never mentioned Doorways in the Sand. I will have to discuss it at some point.