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An Index to Thomas Pynchon's Gravity's Rainbow

Part Three. In the Zone

Episode 22 (525-532)

Here's the good Frau, leaning over Slothrop from way down at the foot of the bed: her eye bright and cocly as a parrot's, a big white boss eye cantilevered on ald prickly arms and legs, a bleck kerchief above the roll of her pompadour in mourning for all her Hanseatic dead, underneath heaving iron fleets, under waves of the Baltic keel-edged and gray, dead under the fleets of waves, the prairies of the sea. ...

Gravity's Rainbow, p. 525