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An Index to Thomas Pynchon's Gravity's Rainbow

Part One. Beyond the Zero

Episode 3 (17-19)

Teddy Bloat’s on his lunch hour, but lunch today’ll be, ack, a soggy banana sandwich in wax paper, which he’s packing inside his stylish kan-garoohide musette bag and threaded around the odd necessities—midget spy camera, jar of mustache wax, tin of licorice, menthol and capsicum Meloids for a Mellow Voice, gold rim prescription sunglasses General MacArthur style, twin silver airbrushes each in the shape of the flaming SHAEF sword, which Mother had Garrard’s make up for him and which he considers exquisite.

Gravity's Rainbow, p. 17