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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): Endlich waren die vorbereitungen abgeschlossen. Die Versuchspersonen reisten nach Südostasien…
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): Der Förderer der Expedition hatte einen Erste-Klasse-Flug für sie gebucht.
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.
Comment (3): “in coach” as an idiomatic way of expressing something like “second (or lower) class” in air travel – the part of the aircraft with smaller, more-crowded seats and inferior service.
Translation (3): Die moisten anderen Spezialisten des Teams mussten mit der Holzklasse Vorlieb nehmen.
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): Nach ihrer Ankunft in Singapur gehen die Versuchspersonen und die Crew an Bord des Forschungsschiffes RV Seagoon. Das Abenteuer in der Südsee beginnt.