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186; the florist who sells Mantissa the Judas tree; 196

190; alias of Evan Godolphin; 192

Galen (c.130-c.201)
354; aka Claudius Galenus; Greek physician who wrote extensively on medical and philosophical subjects

465; a small, swift galley moved by both sails and oars, having one mast and 16-20 seats for rowers. Was used in the Mediterranean.

Do You Know, 25; golf, 25; blackjack, 28, 375; "a schoolgirl's game," 28; shuffleboard, 35; chessmen, 40; pitch and catch, 42; stud poker, 54, 421, 443, 444; twinned man, 58; "a game, she'd carol--such fun" 70; "A common game among tourists." 71; "posing as tourists [...] a game different from Max's" 74; potsy, 117; fan tan, 137; "penny-toss, bingo, pick up the plastic duck and win a prize," 138; pinochle, 148; cricket, 181, 458; fencing, 182; baccarat, 186; darts, 188, 191; "if he's playing the game the way we think he is" 191; morra, 191, 241; "'We'll meet again,' she whispered sadly, playing the game." 208; Russian roulette, 216; Australian tag-teams, 224; new party game, 235; billiards, 242, 243; football, 244, 295; quitting the, 270; "Did the girl you had your eye on go and forfeit the game?" 279; "we aren't playing any games here" 291; mumbledy-peg, 298; cards, 327; R.A.F., 331; "pea-and-nutshell dodge," 348; one-up, 354; Botticelli, 354; Musical Blankets, 357, 365; "it had to become our game to nourish a heart you all believe is hollow," 370; "Rachel met him at home [...] smiling and playing the game." 371; stoop ball, 379; "It was their [Mélanie's & Papa's] game." 394; love-game, 411; hits and cuts, 421; rock, scissors and paper, 421; politics, 459; "I believe all elaborate games of this sort arise from someone in the Office [...] getting a hunch." 473

Gare du Caire
76; one of two train stations in Alexandria

Gare du Nord
393; main train station in northern Paris

232; in Südwest, "the location superintendant in"

195; works for Vogt at the musical instrument factory in Florence (name means someone from Gascony)

14; handgun (short for "Gatling gun")

Gaucho, The

161; "a tall, lumbering person in a wideawake hat" who is assisting Mantissa in stealing the Birth of Venus; 176; put under apprehension, 178; "Perhaps it is all a mockery [ [...] ]" 211; wideawake hat, 262


77; published tour guides and conducted tours

83; phaeton driver in Alexandria

83; Lord's angel who dictated the Koran to Mohammed the Lord's Prophet

General Staff
235; the top brass of the German Army in World War I; theoretically abolished by the Versailles Treaty

Generation of '37

305; Fausto Maijstral, Maratt and Dnubietna, poet-comrades (School of Anglo-Maltese Poetry) in Malta during WWII; among them covered "all major areas of human struggle." 306

Generation of '98
160; The generation of Spanish writers that came of age at the time of the Spanish-American War of 1898. The war resulted in Spain's loss of Cuba, Puerto Rico as well as its remaining Pacific possessions. The mood of these writers was generally realistic and pessimistic. They included Miguel de Unamuno, Valle Inclan, Pio Baroja and Jose Ortega y Gassett; Read more...


402; writer in Paris present at Black Mass

41; aka Peter O'Leary; friend of Angel Mendoza's; 140; 364

Ghallis Tower

448; one of a number of watchtowers built by the Knights along the northern coast of Malta; this one is on the northern coast of Malta, approximately 5 miles north of Sliema. In the 1950s a bank teller murdered a guy named Aquilina who was headed to Valletta to make a large bank deposit. He dumped the body in the tower's well and covered it with gypsum lime, but it was discovered a few days later; he was subsequently convicted of murder; Map of Malta


311; ancient Maltese name for Gozo, the small sister island to the northwest of Malta; 481

310; an infidel, specifically one outside the Muslim faith; 325

Giotto's Campanile
159; Giotto (c.1266-1337) was an Italian painter and architect born near Florence. Considered the most innovative artist of his time, he is generally credited with breaking with the rigid conventions of Byzantine art and sowing the seeds of the Renaissance style. In 1334 he was appointed master of works for the cathedral and city of Florence and designed the campanile himself.

462; one of two privateers who "captured a galleon belonging to the chief eunich of the Imperial Seraglio" in 1565

Giovine Malta
472; one of the three Mizzist "clubs"; 477

85; "the mountebank" - in Cairo

Gitmo Bay
427; slang for Guantanimo Bay in Cuba where the U.S. has a naval base (and, in the 21st century, keeps prisoners in the "War on Terror"...)

Gland, Dewey
13; guitar-playing friend of Ploy's; member of Whole Sick Crew

Godolphin, Evan

98; foppish aviator in WWI whose face is blown off; "fat boy" in Florence in 1899 ("Evan the Oaf"), 156; detained, 175; 190; meets Victoria W., 200; leaves Florence with Hugh and Mantissa, 212; hallucinated by Hugh, 253; 260; 387-88; caretaker of Veronica Manganese's villa, 475-76; "Then you know why it is She and why I am here." 475; 492; Etymology

Godolphin, Hugh, Captain FRGS

156; naval officer father of Evan; meets Victoria W., 167; 183; 1898 expedition to the Pole, 204; 209; leaves Florence with Evan and Mantissa, 212; at Foppl's, 241; sitting with Vera Meroving at Foppl's, 246-48; 265; at Foppl's whipping a Bondel, 278; 484; Etymology

Golden Bough, The

61; Book on early cultures and their mythologies written by James George Frazer, published in 1922

Golden Mean
103; To practice moderation in all things. This was the wise saw taught by Cleobulus, one of the seven Wise Men of Greece all of whom lived in Greece in the 6th century BC. It was also a virtue admired by the Romans, the aurea mediocritas of Horace in his Odes, x, 5;468

Gonzi, Archbishop
339; in Malta at time of Bad Priest

Goodfellow, Mr.

64; fat Englishman with Porpentine; 68; "I imagine far enough down the Nile one gets back to a kind of primitive spotlessness." 75; struggling with the Arab, 81; in Cairo, 85; affair with Victoria, 87; Porpentine's "partner," 87; "there's a good fellow," 88; Agent of the British Foreign Office, 166-67; 183; a spy, 198; possible etymology

Gordon, General Charles (1833-85)

171; an English solider (known as "Chinese Gordon"); According to Cambridge Biographical Dictionary:

"In 1860 he went to China and took part in the capture of Peking and the destruction of the Summer Palace. In command of a Chinese force (1863-64), he fought 33 actions against the Taipings and took numerous walled towns, effectually crushing the formidable rebellion." He worked in Egypt opening up vast portions of the Nile and, in 1877, was appointed governor of the Sudan. He returned to England in 1873 but in 1884 "he was asked by the British government to proceed once more to the Sudan to relieve the garrisons in Egypt which were in rebel territory." He was killed during the 5-month siege of Khartoum by the forces of the Mahdi [1];

See also Fuzzy-Wuzzy; Khartoum; Kitchener, Sirdar; Mohammed Ahmed; Mahdi; Sudan

63; According to Cambridge Biographical Dictionary:

"a Scottish family which takes its origin and name from the lands of Gordon in Berwickshire and whose members became Lords of Strathbogie from 1357, Earls of Huntly from 1445, Marquesses of Huntly from 1599 and Dukes of Gordon from 1684 until 1836, when the title became extinct. Its 157 branches include the Lochinvar line [...]" [2]

364; doctor at Bellevue

464; one of the five Maltese Islands, 27 sq. miles, just north of the main island of Malta; aka Ghaudex

219; General Quarters - when the whistle sounds everybody is on alert

Grand Harbour
322; in Malta; 329; 456

Great Betrayal
296; subject of Catatonic Expressionist's harangue to Stencil at the Rusty Spoon

Great Depression
215; world-wide depression which lasted from 1929 until the mid-1930s

Great Lie

326; "that their machines, dwellings, streets and weather share the same human motives, personal traits and fits of contrariness as they."

Great Rebellion of 1904-07
245; Hereros and Hottentots v. the Germans in Südwest--80% of Hereros killed; 273

Great Sewer Scandal of 1955

Great Siege

of Malta; the first was by the Turks in 1560 Read about this...; the second began on June 11, 1940, the day after Mussilini declared war against the Allies; Malta was bombed almost daily by the Germans and Italians for two and a half years; second, 310; "Now the Great Siege was after my time [...] " 461; first, 464, 484

Great Tragedy
459; the public's blindness to the causes of World War I; 461

Great Train Robbery, The
147; Profane is watching a rerun of it when Fina tells suggest he look for a job

74; Egyptologist who "discovered the tomb of the Theban priests back in '91"

Green Door, The
218; one of Pig's porno radio productions while with Task Force 60 in the Mediterranean, starring Dolores, Veronica, Justine, Sharon, Cindy Lou, Geraldine and Irving.

311; according to Baedeker's: "Gales, particularly the dreaded N.E. wind (Gregale), often make a winter residence in Malta uncomfortable"

406; where V.'s Paris apartment is located

Grey, Viscount
458; 1st Viscount Edward Grey (Grey of Falladon) (1862-1933) was a British statesman. He was secretary of foreign affairs during WWI and made his "famous remark about the lamps going out all over Europe" in that context.

374; crab-infested quartermaster on USS Scaffold

Grossería, Mrs.
114; "She spends all day watching Mrs. Grossería's TV."

89; German: "greenness, nature, verdure"; chef at bierhalle north of Ezbekiyeh Garden

161; Italian: "guard(s)"; in Florence

Gut, The

14; aka Strait Street, in Valletta where Pappy met Paola; 381; 430; "one killing a night," 434; 439; See also Strait Street


  1. Magnusson, Magnus, KBE, Cambridge Biographical Dictionary, Cambridge University Press, 1990
  2. Ibid.

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