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Kinbote mentions an article by Professor Hurley about Shade after his death. Kinbote criticizes the article but uses it as his source for information about Shade's parents, who died when Shade was young. Both were amateur ornithologists, and Shade's father was an executive for a surgical supplies firm. Kinbote mentions that Shade's mother's maiden name comes from Luke, as do a slew of other names, and that many names come from professions, linking Hurley's name to "hurley-house," a word for a shabby building.

Kinbote says that the Shade's death and the murderer are misrepresented in the press and by the police and chastises Hurley for not mentioning Kinbote's friendship with Shade. Kinbote notes that both Shade and King Charles could not remember their fathers.

King Charles's father...

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