NABOKV-L post 0003530, Sun, 13 Dec 1998 11:08:31 -0800

Query: Chunnel (fwd)
This week I read a news article about a Russian man who walked from
England to France through the Chunnel without being detected by security
or being sucked under the wheels of the speeding trains. Shortly after
reading that, I was amused when I started Chapter 30 of _Ada_ and read
about several members of a circus defecting from France to England
through the "Chunnel." Does anyone know if this was a bit of prescience
on VN's part, or was the plan for the tunnel in the news while _Ada_ was
being written?