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An Index to Thomas Pynchon's Gravity's Rainbow

Part Four. The Counterforce

Episode 4 (656-663)

She comes riding into town on a stolen bicycle: a white kerchief at her crown, fluttering behind in points, a distinguished emissary from a drained and captured land, herself full of ancient title, but nothing in the way of usable power, not even a fantasy of it.

Gravity's Rainbow, p. 656