NABOKV-L post 0013493, Tue, 10 Oct 2006 09:51:17 -0700

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Pale Fire's Luna Moth sarcophagus
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Note from Don Johnson:

Pale Fire Luna Moth (Actias luna) is common in the Eastern U.S.

Note to line 90-93

The draft reads:

..........................................her room (Hazel's)
We've kept intact, Her trivia for us
Retrace her style: the leaf sarcophagus
(A Luna's dead and shrivelled-up cocoon


The reference is to what my dictionary defines as "a large, tailed, pale green moth, the caterpillar of which feeds on the hickory." I suspect Shade altered this passage because his moth’s name clashed with "Moon" in the next line.



NOTE: The attached photos show both the Luna Moth and the leaf sarcophagus and the (Luna's dead and shrivelled-up cocoon







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