History Literature / TheJewelOfSevenStars

14th Oct '17 1:34:10 AM PaulA
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* JustThinkOfThePotential: The reason why, having figured out what Queen Tera was up to, Trelawny decides to help her out. Just think of how the world could be improved by having access to a learned person from centuries past who knows many things now forgotten! Don't dwell on the doubts about her true motives! [[spoiler:It's left unsettled in the 1912 version whether Trelawny's faith in Tera's goodwill was justified, but in the 1903 version it ends badly for him and his family.]]

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* JustThinkOfThePotential: The reason why, having figured out what Queen Tera was up to, Trelawny decides to help her out. Just think of how the world could be improved by having access to a learned person from centuries past who knows many things now forgotten! Don't dwell on the doubts about her true motives! [[spoiler:It's left unsettled in the 1912 version whether Trelawny's faith in Tera's goodwill was justified, but in the 1903 version it ends badly for him and his family.]]motives!
14th Oct '17 1:25:20 AM PaulA
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* EmptyPilesOfClothing: In the 1903 version, [[spoiler:all that's left of Queen Tera after the resurrection attempt is the clothes she was wearing. However, it seems she was resurrected successfully, and left the clothes behind willingly and walked off naked. Though other interpretations have been suggested]]. In the 1912 version, [[spoiler:her body is reduced to a pile of dust, though her clothes remain]].

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In the 1903 version, [[spoiler:all that's left of Queen Tera after the [[spoiler:the resurrection attempt is attempt, though interrupted when the clothes she was wearing. However, it storm breaks in, seems she was resurrected successfully, and left at first to have successfully restored Queen Tera's body to youth, but when Ross returns after getting a candle to replace the clothes lights extinguished by the storm, her body has vanished, leaving behind willingly and walked off naked. Though other interpretations have been suggested]]. her clothes.]]
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In the 1912 version, [[spoiler:her body is reduced to a pile of dust, clothes and all, though her clothes jewels remain]].
14th Oct '17 1:19:15 AM PaulA
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* ExtraDigits: Queen Tera was born with seven fingers on one hand; that's why the number 7 had a mystical meaning for her.

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* ExtraDigits: Queen Tera was born with seven fingers on one hand; hand, and seven toes on one foot; that's why the number 7 had a mystical meaning for her.
13th Oct '17 10:38:44 AM ATMachine
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* EmptyPilesOfClothing: In the 1903 version, [[spoiler:all that's left of Queen Tera after the resurrection attempt fails is the clothes she was wearing. The apparent intention is that her body was destroyed, preventing further attempts, though other interpretations have been suggested]]. In the 1912 version, [[spoiler:her body is reduced to a less ambiguous pile of dust, clothes and all]].

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* EmptyPilesOfClothing: In the 1903 version, [[spoiler:all that's left of Queen Tera after the resurrection attempt fails is the clothes she was wearing. The apparent intention is that her body However, it seems she was destroyed, preventing further attempts, though resurrected successfully, and left the clothes behind willingly and walked off naked. Though other interpretations have been suggested]]. In the 1912 version, [[spoiler:her body is reduced to a less ambiguous pile of dust, though her clothes and all]].remain]].



* ExtraDigits: Queen Tera was born with seven fingers on one hand and seven toes on one foot; that's why the number 7 had a mystical meaning for her.

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* ExtraDigits: Queen Tera was born with seven fingers on one hand and seven toes on one foot; hand; that's why the number 7 had a mystical meaning for her.



* GrandTheftMe: There are hints that Queen Tera's resurrection will involve pulling this on Margaret. [[spoiler:Both endings have the resurrection fail, so it remains ambiguous what it actually would have involved.]]

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* GrandTheftMe: There are hints that Queen Tera's resurrection will involve pulling this on Margaret. [[spoiler:Both endings have [[spoiler:In the 1903 version, the resurrection fail, so it remains turns out to involve Tera's original body; in the 1912 version it's left ambiguous what it actually would have involved.as to whether this gambit succeeds.]]



* JustThinkOfThePotential: The reason why, having figured out what Queen Tera was up to, Trelawny decides to help her out. Just think of how the world could be improved by having access to a learned person from centuries past who knows many things now forgotten! Don't dwell on the doubts about her true motives! [[spoiler:The resurrection fails in both versions, so it's never settled whether Trelawney's faith in Tera's goodwill was justified.]]

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* JustThinkOfThePotential: The reason why, having figured out what Queen Tera was up to, Trelawny decides to help her out. Just think of how the world could be improved by having access to a learned person from centuries past who knows many things now forgotten! Don't dwell on the doubts about her true motives! [[spoiler:The resurrection fails [[spoiler:It's left unsettled in both versions, so it's never settled the 1912 version whether Trelawney's Trelawny's faith in Tera's goodwill was justified.justified, but in the 1903 version it ends badly for him and his family.]]
3rd Jun '17 8:34:59 AM JustTroper
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* ExtraDigits: Queen Tera was born with seven fingers on one hand and seven toes on one foot; that's why the number 7 had a mystical meaning for her.
11th Jan '17 1:00:46 PM Black_Diesel
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22nd Sep '16 11:44:19 AM AzureOwl
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* ScrewThisImOuttaHere: All but two of the servants resign en masse a couple of nights into the story, as they're the first ones to conclude that something supernatural is going on.
23rd Nov '15 8:14:57 AM Glim
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* SeductiveMummy: Queen Tera is described as strikingly beautiful, even as a mummy. It is also possible that her spirit survived in Margaret, the main character's LoveInterest, who is said to bear a striking resemblance to her.
16th May '15 10:19:51 PM nombretomado
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The novel has inspired several films, including the 1971 HammerHorror picture ''Blood from the Mummy's Tomb'' and the 1980 Charlton Heston vehicle ''The Awakening''. (So far none have used the novel's title.) Adaptations tend to throw out the novel's ambiguity and make Queen Tera an outright villain.

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The novel has inspired several films, including the 1971 HammerHorror Film/HammerHorror picture ''Blood from the Mummy's Tomb'' and the 1980 Charlton Heston vehicle ''The Awakening''. (So far none have used the novel's title.) Adaptations tend to throw out the novel's ambiguity and make Queen Tera an outright villain.
8th Nov '12 7:39:50 AM PaulA
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* NotHerself: Margaret has intermittent periods of this toward the end of the novel, when Queen Tera is using her to keep tabs on what's going on, and occasionally to make suggestions.
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