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PAGE 42 (Four panels)
Panel 1: Eliza standing at the boarding counter for an international flight, with Daphne behind her. A GATE AGENT is checking Eliza’s documents prior to her boarding.
CAPTION – PSEUDO-NARRATION (1): At long last the preparations were made. The volunteers boarded a flight for Southeast Asia…
Translation (1): Finalmente sono i preparative sono pronti. I volontari si sono imbarcati su un volo per l’Asia sud-orientale…
Panel 2: Eliza and Daphne sitting side-by-side in large, first-class seats in a first-class cabin. Eliza is holding a flute of champagne and Daphne is reading a book.
CAPTION – PSEUDO-NARRATION (2): The benefactor behind the exhibition arranged for them to travel first class.
Translation (2): Il benefattore dietro l’evento ha organizzato per loro un viaggio in prima classe.
Panel 3: Claudia in coach class, crammed into the middle seat of three between Hiram and another passenger. Hiram looks like he’s trying to get Claudia’s attention, perhaps even hitting on her. The other passenger, a FAT MAN, has gone to sleep. Claudia stares forward with Stoic resignation.
CAPTION – PSEUDO-NARRATION (3): Most of the other specialists on the exhibition had to travel in coach.
Translation (3): La maggior parte degli altri specialisti dell’evento dovranno viaggiare in seconda classe.
Panel 4: Eliza, followed by Daphne, followed by Claudia, walking up the gangway to the RV Seagoon. Eliza is wearing her typical thin cotton shirt and skirt, Daphne is in denim shorts and a T-shirt, and Claudia is in a conservative white button-down short-sleeved shirt and a dark skirt. All three are carrying bags, with Claudia’s being by far the largest.
CAPTION – PSEUDO-NARRATION (4): After arriving in Singapore, volunteers and crew board the research vessel RV Seagoon for their venture in the South Seas.
Translation (4): Dopo l’arrivo a Singapore, volontari e membri dell’equipaggio si sono imbarcati sulla nave da ricerca RV Seagoon per la loro avventura nei mari del sud.