the keel: "The noise grows steadily till
it is like all the pipes of an organ; the ship trembles and
shakes, and rises by fits and starts, or is sometimes gently
lifted." F. Nansen, Farthest North: The Exploration
of the Fram 1893-1896. Edinburgh, 2002.
Fugan (P'u-Yüan Nan-ch’üan): (
748-834) An outstanding Ch'an (Zen) master, he appears many
times in the Mumonkan, one of Zen's central collections
of koans and commentary.
Nansen: (1861-1930) A writer, scientist, athlete,
and arctic explorer, he initiaIly gained his reputation for
skiing across Greenland. In 1893, his famous voyage on the Fram proved
that a current runs from Siberia to Greenland. In 1922, the
Norwegian received the Nobel Peace Prize for his work in repatriating
prisoners of war. See, R. Huntford's biography, Nansen:
The Explorer as Hero. New York, 1998.
the trackless: D.F. Pelly, “How Inuit
Find Their Way in the Trackless Arctic.” Canadian
Geographic. Aug/Sept 1991.
trap: In Japanese folklore, Fox is a trickster.
There are many ghost stories in which Fox appears. In Chinese
folklore there are stories of the fox-fairy.