Infiltration of the Marivellas

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Posted by Bill Cosson on May 03, 2000 at 10:04:41:

In Reply to: Oooow, ouch!! Ah, ah!!!! posted by The Captain on May 02, 2000 at 17:16:09:

Cap -

You query about the reliability of the French Navy, Marivellas Protectorate. The answer - I dunno. They're probably as reliable as sailors anywhere, but who am I to be telling you these things.

And notice the organization doing the cartographic research is not the National Geographic Society, but the American Geographic Society. They were formed to map the South Pacific, ostensibly the Solomons ("Damsel in Distress" - Adventure! Digest #5) and the Marivellas, headed as I said by Prof. Edwin Gillespie. The interesting thing is that the US Navy formed the Society (covertly, of course) for their own cartographic purposes, but employed the services of Gillespie (and his lovely niece, Penny) without informing them of the covert nature of the operation. In short, they're being used. But how else are we to get Penny into the South Pacific, where she falls in love with Buzz Cochran after being kidnapped by the crew of the Echo soon after departing from Pearl Harbor? It'll all work out somehow.

And I may as well throw in a shameless plug. For more info, see

Keep your powder dry and your fuses short.


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