|12|| New Arabian Nights: by
Robert Louis Stevenson ( Chatto and Windus,|
|13||pis aller: last resort.|
|14||voie douloureuse: path of sorrows.|
|17|| Flensburg: western Germany's most northerly large city, situated in|
Schleswig Holstein. Under Danish rule, it became the capital of Schleswig
in 1848 and was occupied by Prussia after the German-Danish War of
|18|| Bradshaw: George Bradshaw ( 1801-53) was the originator of railway|
guides. Bradshaw's Railway Time Tables appeared in 1839 and became
Bradshaw's Monthly Railway Guide in 1841.
|20||faute de mieux: for lack of anything better.|
|39||Frisian Islands: a low-lying chain of islands from 3 to 20 miles off the|
north-European mainland, extending in an arc from near the port of
Den Helder (north-west Netherlands), east along the Dutch and Ger-
man coasts as far as the River Elbe and north along the coast of Schleswig-
Holstein (western Germany) and the southern coast of the Jutland
Peninsula ( Denmark). The West Frisian Islands belong to the Nether-
lands, the East Frisian Islands belong to Germany, and the North Fri-
sian Islands are divided between Germany and Denmark.
| Texel: an inhabited island with a large area of polder or land reclaimed|
from the Wadden Zee.
|41||Dutch Islands: Texel, Vlieland, Terschelling, Ameland, and Schlermonnikog|
and the virtually uninhabited Simonszand, Boschplaat, Rottumerplaat,
|German Islands: Borkum, Juist, Norderney, Baltrum, Langeoog,|
Spiekeroog, and Wangeroog which have scattered farmsteads and small
villages. Scharhörn is uninhabited and Neuwerk has only lighthouse
keepers. Borkum and Nordeney are popular resorts.
| Falcon: Edward Frederick Knight The 'Falcon' on the Baltic ( W. H.
Allen, 1888). In the novel, Knight ( 1852-1925), British yachtsman and|
author, writes of his voyage to Copenhagen in a converted lifeboat ( Fal-
con). Knight, like Childers, in life and writing explored the East Frisian
Islands. The Falcon became a favourite reference book for amateur yachts-
|42||'hardy Corinthian' style: the shameless or brazen style of storytelling of|
Corinthians; amateur yachtsmen who sail their own yacht without the
aid of a professional skipper.