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Originally posted by 9Cib27
1. What is the "aviary" crowd? In what context does the word "aviary" apply?
Originally posted by goatfish
That's not entirely true. The "doctor" who was showing Betty the star map asked her if she could show him where she was from. This question implies that the Sun was one of the stars on the star map.
Originally posted by WingedBull
I thought it was the other way around, that Betty asked him to show her where the Bellaro were from (my name for the "aliens').
Either way, why should we assume that Betty's star map represents anything with any degree of accuracy? Betty admitted the map contained many more stars and she drew only those she remembered the best.
Next Betty interrogated the leader about the location of his home base...
Then the leader crossed the room and pulled map out of an opening in the wall ans asked Betty if she had ever seen a map like it before. She walked ascross the room and leaned against the table, looking up at the oblong map with dots scattered all over it. Some were little, just pinpoints and others were as big as a nickel. On some of the dots, there were curved lines going from one dot to another. Then, there was one large circle with several heavy, solid lines that connected it to another, slightly smaller circle. When Betty asked the leader why some lines were solid and heavy, and others were dotted, he informed her that the broken lines were expeditions.
Next Betty became curious about where the leader's home port was located on the map. When she asked him where he was from, he asked, "Where are you on this map?" Betty laughed and informed him that she didn't know, and he replied, "If you don't know where you are, there wouldn't be any point in my telling you where I am." Then he rolled the map up and put it back in the space in the wall and closed it.