Just last month hopes were high that the decades-old separatist movement which has been responsible for scores of bombings would accept an overture from France to stop the violence. The Corsican assembly quickly accepted the offer of limited autonomy, but since then bombs have been exploding in rapid succession, two prominent Corsican politicians have been slain and, according to the separatists, more bombings may occur. While such bombings have seldom resulted in injuries or deaths, the recent incidents suggest that a lasting peace may remain elusive.