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Heritage of Heinlein describes the analysis of Stranger by Algis Budrys and Heinlein's lengthy reaction to it. One riposte was to Budrys's comment about Heinlein always having a "wise old man." RAH replied that this was true, but he hoped that no one ever discovered the reason why, and that fortunately Budrys's guess was off by a mile.

Is this mystery solved, i.e., do we know Heinlein's reason? Did he ever reveal it or acknowledge someone guessed right?

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If he did, I never heard about it. What *was* Budry's guess?

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