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From: Derek Bell <dbell@maths.tcd.ie>
Subject: Re: (whorl) Mysteries of Whorlography; "Starcrosser's Landfall"
Date: Sun, 20 Apr 1997 14:47:57 +0100

[Posted from WHORL, the mailing list for Gene Wolfe's Book of the Long Sun]

In message <199704181518.IAA02032@lists1.best.com>, David_Lebling@avid.com writ
>It's at least 200 leagues (how big is a league?) east-west (lengthwise),
>and probably much more (Iolar remarks on a weather front 200 leagues
>away just before he is attacked by the eagle). It takes the airship a
>couple of days to get from Viron to Mainframe. At five miles per hour (a
>conservative estimate, as the wind aids them for part of the trip) you
>could go over 250 miles in two days.

	According to the WWWebster dictionary, it could be one of
several units from 2.4 to 4.6 statute miles, or 3.9 to 7.4 km.


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