Steven Brust wrote: > At 08:54 PM 2/18/2003 -0800, David Silberstein wrote: >> [No spoilers, really] >> >> So early in _Orca_, Kiera is narrating, and she says: >> >> For just an instant he looked embarrassed, and "Oh, ho" >> passed through my head, but I sent it on its way -- >> Vlad could be embarrassed by the oddest things. >> >> I was thinking about that, and I suddenly realized that Vlad >> doesn't *tell* everyone around him "Hey, my jhereg just >> made a snarky comment that was kinda embarrassing". We who >> read Vlad's narration usually get those remarks, but to his >> friends, it might very well look like he gets embarrassed for >> no particular reason. > > And the author bows to you. I believe that might be the highest honor one has the hope to receive in this forum.