I think that deadfalls
"in the deadfalls where the desperate malcontents convened"
rough saloon (Jonathon Green, Cassells's Slang Dictionary)
JerryS 10:42, 22 May 2008 (PDT)
P28 Dahlia Rideout The Lolita motif is common in Pynchon's works. Other Lolitas include Bianca in [Gravity's Rainbow. Dahlia is four or five years old! She is not a Lolita motif here. Lolita was twelve and Humbert was sick. Too early in the novel to jump into such conclusions.
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