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Pagano, Patsy
31; "250-pound fire controlman" on USS Scaffold

262; the territory of a high officer of an imperial palace

Palazzo Corsini

Palazzo Vecchio
163; in Florence

Palestrina, Giovanni Pierluigi da (c.1525-1594)
195; Italian composer; 198

See Maijstral, Paola

18; paratrooper who taught Paola songs; 30


472; one called up to support or aid another; used as a title of the Holy Ghost, the Comforter; "Paracletian politics," 479-80


"argument from design," 85; Hanne, 89; Schoenmaker, 101; "grouping the world's random caries [tooth decay] into cabals," 153; V. "connected. . .with one of those grand conspiracies. . .of Armageddon," 155; "any cluster of phenomena can be a conspiracy," 154; "a plot, a cabal grand and mysterious," 157; Hugh Godolphin thinks the cafés in Florence are being watched, 168, 172; "how accidental was it, really?" 175; "There is something afoot [...] bigger than a single country." 177; "grand cabal," 193; "something that could not have been an accident," 193; Britain's plot to force a wedge into the Triple Alliance, 196; Vheissu plot, 196-97; H. Godolphin "pursued by agents," 205; "Plot Which Has No Name," 226; "The Big One, the century's master cabal," 226; Mondaugen's, 246; "inner circle," 297; "international movement seeking to overthrow Western civilization," 412; "Events seem to be ordered into an ominous logic." 449; "Yes, yes. Thirteen of us rule the world in secret." 451 (see p.360); "Now and again events would fall into ominous patterns." 480; 483; See also Counterforce/anti-paranoia

embroidered, 158; 168; 169; 170; 249; 395; "a tightrope-walker's," 457

Parisot, M.
310; aka Grand Master Jean de la Valette Parisot

Parker, Charlie ("Bird") (1920-55)
60; great jazz alto (and tenor) saxophonist, composer, bandleader, and innovator in the "be-bop" style

Parris Island
22; Marine Corps base in South Carolina

Partridge in a Pear Tree

282; universal symbol which will, according to Slab, "replace the Cross in western civilization"; See also Perdrix

459; The village of Passchendaele was located on a ridge in Flanders, which gave it strategic importance. In November 1917, it was the site of a bloody battle in World War I where the British, led by Haig, attacked the Germans in Ypres in Flanders; the battle became a symbol of the futile and horrific warfare of the Western Front; the British losses exceeded 245,000 and the German losses were under 200,000. Because of heavy rains, the battlefield became a mire of mud.

Patrie, La
406; "the closest one could get to an anti-Semetic newspaper" in Paris

121; a rat with whom rat Veronica has been fighting in Fairing's Parish

227; located on northern tip of the island of Usedom in the Baltic Sea off northern Germany, it was the site of the German V-2 program in WWII until the allies bombed it in 1943

Pegler, Westbrook (1894-1969)
355; American journalist who worked for the King Syndicate from 1944 to 1962. He won the Pulitzer Prize in 1941 for exposing labor corruption, but is more noted for his vitriolic attacks on public institutions and figures. He later wrote for American Opinion, an organ of the ultraconservative John Birch Society.


festival held by Jews on the 50th day after the 2nd day of Passover during which some receive the gift of tongues (Acts ii, 1-4); Christians call it White Sunday or Whitsun; "like a tongue at," 92; 472; See also tongues


282; French: "partridge"; See also Partridge in a Pear Tree

460; an old felucca (narrow fast lateen-rigged sailing vessel of the Mediterranean)

419; "unemployed musicologist" at Washington, DC, party who has "dedicated his life to finding the lost Vivaldi Kazoo Concerto"

Petitpoint, Robin
444; mild-faced clergyman on the Laferla steamer Star of Malta who beats Stencil at stud poker

Petrie, Flinders (1853-1942)
74; English archaeologist and, after 1881, exclusively an Egyptologist. He surveyed the pyramids and temples of Giza and was the author of more than 100 books.

474; French car in which S. Stencil rides out to La Manganese's villa with Demivolt

64; 450-foot high lighthouse built by Ptolemy II. Philadephus in 280-279 BC on the island of the same name off Alexandria. One of the seven wonders of the world, it was destroyed in an earthquake in 1375; 73

324; drug which gives magical powers, or arouses sexual passion

Phoenicia Hotel
317; in Valletta; 318; 427; 428; 444

461; early Mediterranean civilization believed to have been the first to settle Malta ca. 1440 BC. They called the island Malet which means "protected"; See also Malta's Early History

463; Turkish pasha who laid siege to Malta with Dragut and Mustafa; See also Great Siege

Piazza della Signoria
157; in Florence

Piazza Vittorio Emmanuele
179; in Florence

???/486; a small living unit typically located in a large city (typically an apartment or a condominium)

183; one of the survivor's of Vheissu, "incurable and insensate in a home in Wales"

135; friend of Geronimo's and Angel's

432; Filipino "steward's mate striker" puking in the Four Aces in Valletta

220; U.S. Navy: Public Information Office; succeeded by PAO (Public Affairs Office) in 1948. The PIO began as a group of 40 officers brought together during WWII to address the burgeoning need for media communications. Soon after the war, the expansion of media technology, including the advent of television, resulted in the formation of a designated public affairs officer corps.

19; ancient city in southeastern Greece, founded in the 5th centure BC as a port for Athens, and now the largest Greek port; 431

Pitti Gallery
178; in Florence

Place Mohammed Ali
63; in Alexandria

Place Pigalle
397; in Parish where Itague had been a bartender

Playboys, The
137-38; New York street gang (freelance, not tied to a locale); 143; 150

11; sailor on Scaffold who had all his teeth removed; 35; 436

399; Paris clothes designer; 401

316; 318; Siege, 320; 325; 325-26; 326; 331; poetry in a vacuum, 332; poets in a vacuum, 339;

points of the rose
335; the compass is called the Rose of the Winds, the points being the 32 points of the compass


"object of political assassination," 66; "Mountebank is a dying profession [...] All the good ones have moved into politics." 87; "Damn men and their politics. Perhaps it was a kind of sex" 90; "Others--politicians and machines--carried on wars" 101; "I'm an engineer, politics isn't my line." 242; "Politics is a kind of engineering, isn't it. With people as your raw material." 242; "deceptively unpolitical," 274; "his engineer's politics," 316; "political rage," 318; "socialist tide," 386; "clandestine political activity," 405; "The Socialist Awareness grows," 405; "politics of slow dying," 410; game of, 459; 460-61; "If there is any political moral to be found in this world [...] it is that we carry on the business of this century with an intolerable double vision." 468; "men of no politics," 468; 470; 471-79; "Paracletian politics," 479-80; 480; Adams on politicians

Ponte San Trinitá
165; in Florence; 212

Ponte Vecchio
159; bridge over the Arno in Florence; 161; 187

Popular Front
274; "humanity was reduced to a nervous, disquieted, forever inadequate but indissoluble Popular Front against deceptively unpolitical and apparently minor enemies"

Porcépic, Vladimir

396; French: "porcupine"; avante-garde French composer of the music for The Rape of the Chinese Virgins; sexual-combinations chart, 408; Porcépiquistes, 412; 450

Porpentine (d.1898)

63; An early form of "porcupine" which TRP says "is lifted from Hamlet, I, v" [Slow Learner, p. 19]; Englishman in tweeds with badly sunburned face, travelling with Mr. Goodfellow; "murdered in Egypt under the duello by Eric Bongo-Shaftsbury]]" 63; on train, 80; in Cairo, 83; climbing out hotel window, 86; Goodfellow's "partner" 87; Lepsius' "competitor" in bierhalle, 91; murdered in Summer Theatre in Ezbekiyeh Gardens, 94; theme: "the act of love and the act of death are one" 410; "Belonged to a time where which side a man was on didn't matter: only the state of opposition itself, the tests of virtue, the cricket game?" 458

Port Arthur
247; the town and port in northeastern China founded as a British naval base in 1857 during the Anglo-French war against China

Port Said
186; on the north end of the Suez Canal, where H. Godolphin and Mantissa met in 1895

454; a ceremonial gateway which forms the entrance to Floriana, a suburb of Valletta

Portuguese frontier

232; African territories controlled by Portugal, e.g. Angola which borders Südwest on the north; Map of Sudwest

Posta Centrale
207; in Florence

219; cook on USS Scaffold. The word, in both ancient and modern Greek, means "River".

Pound, Ezra (1885-1972)
354; American poet and critic; Cantos, 354

Powell, Dick (1904-63)
438; "the American Singing Marine"; From [[../resources.html#film">The Film Encyclopedia]] : "Cherubic crooner of Warner Bros. musicals of the 30s, often opposite Ruby Keeler, he made a surprising transition to dramatic roles [...] A former band vocalist and instrumentalist and occasional MC, he made his film debut in 1932."

Presley, Elvis (1935-1977)

American rock'n'roll singer and stylist. "Blue Suede Shoes," 32; "Don't Be Cruel," 361; 362

Principe, Il (The Prince)

162; Dedicated to "The Magnificent Lorenzo de Medici," The Prince, is a treatise on the art of government written by Niccolò Machiavelli; written during a time when Italy was divided among rival bands of feuding noble bandits and profligate and ambitious popes and cardinals, it called for a prince with absolute power to preserve the all-powerful state and described how this prince should conduct himself. Also, it held that individual agency (virtú) and chance (fortuna) influenced the human condition in approximately equal proportions, and discussed the benefits of a prince being a "lion" or a "fox"; "a unique and private gloss on The Prince" 199; 472; 489; See also Fortune; Machiavelli; virtú

Prisoners-at-Large and Restricted Men's Club

375; on USS Scaffold, formed for the purpose of hatching plots against Knoop; See also Lych, Captain C. Osric


462; an armed private ship commissioned to cruise against the commerce or warships of an enemy; or, the commander or one of the crew of a privateer

Profane, Benny (b. 1932)

9; Catholic/Jew, 19; meets Rachel for the first time, 23; girl-shy, 24; "god of a darkened world," 26; in love with Rachel, 27; "he might vomit. Public displays of sentiment often affected him this way." 29; mousetraps, 32-33; described, 36; "the word [love] doesn't mean anything." 36; "his only function to want," 37; "inanimate objects and he could not live in peace." 37, 368; "his own disassembly," 40; "Profane came to tally his time in reverse or schlemihl's light: time on the job as escape, time exposed to any possibility of getting involved with Fina as assbreaking, wageless labor." 136; aka Benny Sfacimento ("decay"), 139; at Space/Time Agency, 213-17; meets Rachel for the second time, 216; wooed by Whole Sick Crew, 225; reading Existential Sheriff at Anthroresearch, 284; "timescale was skewed toward the past," 285; conversations with SHROUD, 286-87, 295; "'sometimes women remind me of inanimate objects. Young Rachel, even: half an MG." 288; 300; "a born pedestrian," 356; "the Depression Kid," 358; at Idlewild airport, 363-64; return to Malta, 367; saved Pig's life, 372; deck ape, 377; becomes member of Whole Sick Crew, 380; departs for Malta, 422 23; "he'd hunted one pinto beast through Fairing's Parish; cornered and killed it in a chamber lit by some frightening radiance." 450; off with Brenda, 455

Profane, Gino
379; Benny's father

127; One of the Titans of Greek myth, famous as a benefactor of man. Zeus had him make men out of mud and water; however, pitying mankind, he stole fire from heaven and gave it to them. As punishment, Zeus chained him to Mount Caucasus where an eagle preyed on his liver all day, the liver being renewed at night. Hercules eventually released him and killed the eagle. Zeus sent Pandora to Earth with her box of evils to balance the gift of fire.

Ptolemy Philopator (d.204 BC)
77; King of Egypt from 222 BC, he began his reign by killing his mother. He is portrayed as an indolent and is blamed him for the decline of Ptolemaic power both at home and abroad.

470; British satire/humor magazine published 1841-1992 and 1996-2002; Wikipedia

323; in Catholicism, an intermediate place of punishment where sinners may make satisfaction for past sins and become fit for heaven


God's elect, 50; 55; damned, 244; 351; 411; "Only Providence creates." 450; 452

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