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An Index to Thomas Pynchon's Against the Day

One. The Light over the Ranges

Chapter 10

Section 5 (112-113)

Paul Nightingale reading Section 10.5

By the time Inconvenience was ready to take once more to the sky, the figurehead dispute had been resolved amicably -the boys had compromised on a draped female personage, perhaps more maternal than erotic- apologies were exchanged, reiterated, eventually at tiresome length, new apologies for these reiterations then became necessary, and the working days became saturated with sky-punctilio.

Against the Day, p. 112