My father often talked of things being revealed—that was true invention, he said. Revealing something’s use, and magnifying it.The full moon gave the clearing a milky-pink shine, like mother-of-pearl, and Fat Boy looked like a block of dark marble, a monument or tomb in the jungle.Paul Theroux, The Mosquito Coast.

The full moon gave the clearing a milky-pink shine, like mother-of-pearl, and Fat Boy looked like a block of dark marble, a monument or tomb in the jungle.

Paul Theroux, The Mosquito Coast.