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John posts on 11/29/2005 3:21:16 AM Thank you for the information. For those interested, a search for 'city in the sky', or 'mirage' or 'optical illusion' can provide much interesting info.
Anonymous posts on 11/27/2005 7:41:29 PM Hi. Over the years I have read most of Innes novels and really like his work. I am not certain but I believe you may be referring to Solomon"s Seal. It describes a search near the Equator for some metal ignots that have been produced by an undersea volcano. It has been a long time since I read it and I may be wrong. Best regards.
John posts on 11/26/2005 2:36:34 AM I recall a novel by Innes where a former LST skipper is on a calm sea and encounters a mirage-like phenomenon of ghostly waves or breakers of hurricane size as the ship continues on a calm sea. For some time I have been collecting accounts of mysterious visual effects, both mirage and optical illusion. I remembered this reference and wondered if this was from the author's experience or something he had heard of. Appreciate any information, title of book, and a more complete and accurate summary of the occurrence. Thanks John


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