Chapter 16: Valletta--424-426: Aboard the Scaffold, which is in for repairs, Pappy Hod and Clyde prepare to go into Valletta during some shore leave. On the way, Teledu pisses in the aisle and the soldiers sing:
Let's all go down and piss on the Forrestal
Till the damn thing floats away,
to the tune of The Old Gray Mare (p. 427).
442-443: Back on the Scaffold, Pappy and Clyde discover Profane and Paola waiting for them. Pappy and Paola are reunited, and she gives him her ivory comb. They part, planning to perhaps meet again in December when the Scaffold returns.