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An Index to Thomas Pynchon's Against the Day

Three. Bilocations

Chapter 40

Section 4 (561-564)

Paul Nightingale reading Section 40.4

In the festivities attending departure, romance, intoxication, and folly were so in command, so many corridor doors opening and closing, so many guests wandering in and out of the wrong rooms, that de Decker's shop, declaring an official Mischief Opportunity, sent over to the hotel as many operatives as they couild spare, among them Piet Woevre, who would rather have been working at night and toward some more sinister end.

Against the Day, p. 561