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An Index to Thomas Pynchon's Against the Day

Two. Iceland Spar

Chapter 11

Section 2 (125-126)

Paul Nightingale reading Section 11.2

Having just missed intercepting the Expedition steamer at Isafjörõr the boys turned north again, continuing their pursuit yet somehow at each step just missing the vessel, now owing to a contrary wind, now an erroneous report over the wireless or a delay in port because of the late return of some crew member who proved to be spectral at best, the "extra man" of Arctic myth.

Against the Day, p. 125