Posted by Sue R. on August 03, 1998 at 20:27:07:
In Reply to: Re: subtle-sudden never to be solved...... posted by ann on August 02, 1998 at 18:39:34:
: From the first time I heard Hawkeye describe how he gets to can-tuck-kee, it sounded like "sudden" to me. Wouldn't "subtle" have been a little too poetic a word for a frontiersman.....just a thought....ann
*THANK* you, Ann! That's *exactly* what I've been thinking, reading people's posts about that line. He's a woodsman - *not* an American or English gentleman. He wouldn't have used "subtle" - even being ironic! IMHO, of course.
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