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An Index to Thomas Pynchon's Against the Day

Two. Iceland Spar

Chapter 29

Section 7 (394-396)

Paul Nightingale reading Section 29.7

Frank knew that El Espinero's wife was neither mute nor shy, having heard a number of animated conversations in, he guessed, the Tarahumare language among the three of them, but she never spoke a word to Frank, only looked at him with great sympathy and directness, as if there was something so obvious he ought to be seeing, which she wanted to tell him about but for some reason, some imperative of the spirit, could not.

Against the Day, p. 394