Page 306. " and this beautiful little perfume atomizer? "

Creative Commons AttributionAtomizer - Credit: Debora Drower
An atomizer nozzle is used to produce a fine spray of liquid, creating a low pressure which sucks liquid up through a narrow tube into the flow. They are often used for spraying perfumes.

Page 306. " Oh, and we drove into White Plains with Mr. Minton "

White Plains is a city located in south Westchester, New York, approximately 6 km east of the Hudson River. It is one of the edge cities that have developed outside New York City for business, shopping and entertainment.


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Page 314. " he was briskly cutting through all the confusion of the switchboard "

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A switchboard is a device that connects multiple telephones to each other or to an outside line.

Manually operated switchboards were found at the time in every business and telephone exchange.

Page 317. " flip through a copy of Life while somebody died? "

Life was an American weekly news magazine, launched by Henry Luce in 1936 and published until 1972.

The emphasis of the magazine was on photojournalism.

Page 317. " One of the magazines was U.S. Camera, and he toyed with a temptation to pick it up "

U.S. Camera and Travel was an American monthly travel magazine founded in 1937. In 1968 it was taken over by American Express.

The magazine focused on leisure and travel, and was known for its photography and front covers which often depicted beautiful models in upscale environments.

Page 319. " capillaries "


Capillaries are the smallest blood vessels in the body. They join the venules and arterioles, and enable water, oxygen and carbon dioxide to be exchanged between the blood and surrounding tissues.