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Great White Fleet: sixteen white battleships of the US Navy, sent around the world (1908-1909) demonstrating American might.

John Masefield: English poet, adventure novelist and dramatist (1878-1967).

Kranois: an invented African land from the Masefield novel.

A.T.C: Air Transport Cargo, an aircraft specifically designed for hauling cargo.

Maxwell: an automobile produced from 1904 through 1924 by Maxwell-Chalmers which was reorganized into the Chrysler Corporation.


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metal “Mike”: seaman’s nickname for automatic steering gear.

Dollar Steamship Company, proprietor of President Madison.

Mex: American slang for Chinese coinage (which is further broken down into centavos).

Billy Dollar: passenger launch of the Billy Steamship Company.

Tommy Atkins: fictitious name for a British soldier.


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6-80: naval launch.

a primary instructor.: See L. Ron Hubbard, The Humanitarian/Education.

dead soldier: (American slang) empty alcohol bottle, especially beer.

nipi bahai: thatched hut.

ifil: a medium-sized, slow-growing evergreen tree who's wood is know for its hardness and duribility.

Film boat: a launch specifically used for the shooting of photographic stills.

My Foot: Although no further explanation is offered, given the infamously dangerous coral reefs off the Guamanian coast, lacerated feet were common.


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Acey Ducey: a variation of the game of backgammon.

gobs: (slang) US Navy seamen.

middie: midshipman.

P.S.C.: abbreviation for Patrol Submarine Chaser, a small, unarmored patrol vessel.

INT.D.T.L.: International Date Line.


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Mauna: active volcano on the island of Hawaii.

archie: slang for antiaircraft gun.

Vigilante Day: annual Helena, Montana parade and celebration in early May recreating scenes from local history.

Jake Hoover: Local Montana historical figures from the 1800s.

Horace Greeley: US journalist and editor remembered for his adage “Go West, young man,” 1811-1872.


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Sound: reference to Puget Sound.

sunfished: acted like a sun-fish; bucked.

Rockefeller: John D. Rockefeller.

Chen Shek: Chaing Kai-shek

The Three Principles of the People: nationalism, democracy (realized in stages) and livelihood (guaranteed through collectivization of land and industry).


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protectorship. See Ron, Adventurer/Explorer: Daring Deeds and Unknown Realms.

a barnstorming summer. Chronicled in Ron, Adventurer/Explorer: Daring Deeds and Unknown Realms.

later account. See Ron, Adventurer/Explorer: Daring Deeds and Unknown Realms.

gats: slang for pistols and revolvers..


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