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    Inaccuracies in the Redwall books

    Has anyone noticed the little inaccuracies of the Redwall books? For instance:

    Abbot Mortimer telling Matthias that Martin lay wounded in the snow after battling Tarsmina. It was summer when he fought her.

    Martin placed his sword in the weather vane, but it was obvious that Simeon found it in his tomb

    My opinion is that they're okay, since they don't really mess with the flow of the books. They're just fun to nitpick about

    What others can you find?: More importantly, what do you think of it?

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    Martin placed his sword in the weather vane, but it was obvious that Simeon found it in his tomb
    I thought only the shield was in the tomb...
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    Did anyone else notice how a waterfall suddenly appears at the end of the river Moss in "The Legend of Luke" but is absent in "Mossflower" and "Mariel of Redwall". Of course, it isn't actually refered to as the river Moss, perhaps deliberately but it seems clear that there could be no other river being refered to here.

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    look, anything could have made the fall. what about small streams? how do you know the sword was in the tomb. i believe simeon went outside (dogrose). and in history, things get muddled, like it says martin came TO the abbey, which is wrong, but how do you know custer had 200 and not 300???
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    look, anything could have made the fall. what about small streams?
    While it would be quite far fetched it is possible that the waterfall was formed within the few seasons between "Mossflower" and "The Legend of Luke". However, the chances are quite slim as it would require some significant seismic movement for part of the land to have been lifted that far above another part. Now, while it is conceivable that a plate margin is running along the coast- after all Salamandastron is there- it strikes me a proposterous that all sign of this waterfall would disappear by the time of "Mariel of Redwall" where it is clear it is not there.

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    i was thinking more along the lines of activity by the creatures dwelling in the area surrounding the aforementioned waterfall.
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    Have you noticed that in the Mariel of Redwall book Salamandastron is not shown on the map, but Salamandastron exsisted then? It's not that great of a finding, but heh it's something alright.
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    have you noticed that it is actually, at least in my copy. and what about the cliffs etc.?
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    Originally posted by Kediassa
    Have you noticed that in the Mariel of Redwall book Salamandastron is not shown on the map, but Salamandastron exsisted then? It's not that great of a finding, but heh it's something alright.
    I think its mainly because we didnt see any action at the ole rock. Rawnblade Widestripe traveled a long distance away from it surprisingly. I wouldnt abandon it for as long as he did.
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    its in the uk version i tell ya!
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    Once my friend said there was a mention of the abbey bell ringing in the Outcast of Redwall. This doesn't fit with the Bellmaker(dandin pounded the logs with the clubs). The Outcast of Redwall was before the bell if the Bellmaker is correct.
    I read the book and didn't find any mention of the bell in there though.
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    i dont think thats right. maybe in a first edition... im not sure. im reading outcast right now and havent heard about the bell.
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    Originally posted by Cheesethief
    how do you know the sword was in the tomb. i believe simeon went outside (dogrose).
    And how, pray, did he climb the wall to the weathervane ? It would be hard enough for a mouse to climb the wall at night, but it would be twice as hard for a blind mouse to climb the wall at all.
    Unless the sword fell, and how would that have happened? As it is said in Mariel of Redwall, Simeon was under the abbey.

    About the bellÖ
    the person may have been talking about the bell tower.
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    did i say he climbed to the weathervane?
    and heres an innacuracy, bungo is a babe in martin the warrior but he is also in the great redwall feast and a redwall winters tale.
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    Martin's ghost flew Simeon to the top of the roof, or something. I don't know, all that matter is that Simeon did get the sword off the top of the roof somehow.

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