Page 203. " He called it Dick Turpin "
Dick Turpin in his Cave in Epping Forest
Creative Commons Attribution Share AlikeDick Turpin in his Cave in Epping Forest - Credit: Security Guru

 Dick Turpin (1706-1739), was an English highwayman.  He was executed for horse theft, but became an important romantic figure after his death.



Page 210. " He's half a goat "
Creative Commons Attribution Share AlikePan - Credit: euthman / Ed Uthman

 Pan, a son of Hermes, was the Greek god of wilderness and fertility. He is generally depicted as a satyr or faun, with a goat's horns, hindquarters and ears. Pan’s image was often used to depict the devil, also said to be part goat. Both Pan and the Celtic deity Cernunnos, who had the horns of a stag, were equated and confused with the physical representation of Satan. 

Page 216. " that E. A. Poe would cheerfully have strapped someone under "
Edgar Allan Poe, ca. 1847
Creative Commons Attribution Share AlikeEdgar Allan Poe, ca. 1847 - Credit: Minnesota Historical Society

 Edgar Allan Poe (1809-1849), was an American poet, writer and critic known for his macabre mysterious tales.


Page 224. " It's called Shangri-La "
Song of Shambhala
Public DomainSong of Shambhala - Credit: Nicholas Roerich

 Shangri-La is a Utopian paradise in James Hilton's novel The Lost Horizon. It was inspired by the myth of Shambala, a mystical kingdom that Tibetan Buddhists refer to as the ‘pure land.’