Paths of the Dead prelude, notes.

David Silberstein davids at kithrup.com
Tue Jan 21 12:34:04 PST 2003

On Tue, 21 Jan 2003, Ruhlen, Rachel Louise (UMC-Student) wrote:

>> From: David Silberstein [mailto:davids at kithrup.com] 
>>Page 4:  Can anyone figure out how you get "Luchia of North
>>         Leatherleaf" from Emma Bull?  Leatherleaf sounds botanical,
>>         but I could not associate it with either Pansy or Violet
>>         (I am not sure which one is Emma and which one is Lorraine),
>>         and I have no idea what else might be a match.
>Not sure, other than to point out the connection between "leather" and

It also occurred to me that a papal _bull_ is written on parchment; 
might a piece of parchment be a leaf of leather?  But that feels
overstrained, besides the fact that the papal bull derives from
"bulla", which is the seal rather than the substance written on, and
fails to explain "Luchia".

Hmm.  "Lucia" derives from "light".  St. Lucia's feast day is Dec. 13;
is that Emma's bithday?