Significantly, there is the triple configuration of the line:
"Who is the third*who walks always beside you?"
"There is always another one walking beside you".
"—But who is that on the other side of you?"
The triple emphasis here appears purposive, especially vis-a-vis the denial of the supernatural dimension of life in The [modern] Waste Land. Reminds me of Christ's prophetic words: "Verily I say unto thee, that this night, before the cock crow, thou shalt deny me thrice."
--- On Tue, 4/20/10, Chokh Raj <[log in to unmask]> wrote: