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    Re: American navigation.
    From: Mike Bowman
    Date: 2009 Nov 2, 01:36 -0800

    They walk amongst us.....
    Not wishing to enter into the maps in Bible matter, I just recall that
    in my past British Army days in Brunei during the last months of
    'Confrontation', we had a Gurkha patrol badly overdue from a sector
    close to the Indonesian border, some days passed and our hopes were
    decreasing when the patrol returned, the redoubtable Gurkha Sergeant
    in command of the patrol reported that he was overdue as he had
    followed the map, which he produced...would you believe...London
    Underground! Thank Heavens he followed the Central Line!
    Mike Bowman
    Darwin NT
    On Nov 2, 7:55�am, Peter Fogg  wrote:
    > The curious aspect of all this, George, is that it is yourself defending so
    > vehemently the authenticity of such an inherently implausible tale. �Sailing
    > a small boat across the Atlantic in 12 days? �Oh yeah? �No alarm bells
    > ringing for you? �To deliver a comparatively small load of fish from North
    > America to the other end of the Med? �No 'hmm..' gets elicited at the
    > receipt of this information? �Given the period, gun-running sounds more
    > likely.
    > Doing all this while navigating across the Atlantic with a page from the
    > back of the Bible? �Well why not, that's just the icing on the cake.
    > But what has happened to your infamous scepticism Geroge, to be so intent on
    > having people agree with you that it must have happened just like that?
    > Nothing "squalid" about a little doubt being expressed here, methinks...
    > Especially as Frank was careful to say that it COULD have happened just like
    > that, if you want to believe so. �Your tender toes have not been trodden on
    > here, George. �Get over yourself.
    > On Sun, Nov 1, 2009 at 11:03 PM, George Huxtable  wrote:
    > > Those, to whom a message is unwelcome, frequently choose to smear the
    > > messenger, just as Frank has done in this case.
    > > He has taken an author's personal, first-hand, account of an event, stated
    > > to be such, and called it a "parable", associating it with other so-called
    > > parables, that may or may not have been told elsewhere- but by others, not
    > > by this author.
    > > Asked for the evidence he calls on to lead him to discredit that account,
    > > he
    > > has provided none. He knows, I presume, nothing of this author, and �has
    > > read not a word from his pen, other than those I have quoted. So I repeat
    > > the question: what evidence does Frank call on to lead him to discredit
    > > those words?
    > > George.
    > > contact George Huxtable, at �geo...@hux.me.uk
    > > or at +44 1865 820222 (from UK, 01865 820222)
    > > or at 1 Sandy Lane, Southmoor, Abingdon, Oxon OX13 5HX, UK.- Hide quoted text -
    > - Show quoted text -
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