This page-by-page annotation is organized by sections, as delineated by the seven squares (sprockets) which separate each section. The page numbers for this page-by-page annotation are for the original Viking edition (760 pages). Editions by other publishers vary in pagination the newer Penguin editions are 776 pages; the Bantam edition is 886 pages.
Contributors: Please use a 760-page edition (either the original Viking edition with the orange cover or the Penguin USA edition with the blue cover and rocket diagram there are plenty on Ebay for around $10) or search the Google edition for the correct page number. Readers: To calculate the Bantam edition use this formula: Bantam page # x 1.165. Before p.50 it's about a page earlier; as you get later in the book, add a page.
Finally, profound thanks to Prof. Don Larsson for providing the foundation for this page-by-page annotation.
...exactly the sort of thing Hop Harrigan used to pull to get Tank Tinker to quit playing his ocarina...
Both Hop and Tank are aviation heroes from DC comics. Hop is a pilot; Tank is his mechanic. More here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hop_Harrigan --Jpicco 09:20, 27 May 2009 (PDT)
Cubeb? He used to smoke that stuff.
Not an uncommon practice, apparently. "Edgar Rice Burroughs, being fond of smoking cubeb cigarettes, humorously stated that if he had not smoked so many cubebs, there might never have been Tarzan." More here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cubeb#Cigarettes_and_spirits --Jpicco 09:24, 27 May 2009 (PDT)