----- Original Message -----
From: Carolyn Kunin
To: Vladimir Nabokov Forum
Sent: Friday, November 22, 2002 7:21 PM
Subject: reply to Mr Pultorak and a challenge

Dear Mr Pultorak,

I think we are getting very close here to slaying a dead horse, but if Shade writes

     The telephone that rang before a ball
             Every two minutes in Sorosa Hall ....

it seems to me that he knows a bit too much of what goes on there.

Carolyn Kunin

        p.s. A challenge to those who believe that the roommate is Hazel's:

Do you see any significance in the nun who turns up in Kinbote's commentary to line 894 ("the widely circulated stuff about the nun") or any relationship between this nun and the roommate who has become one?