(Fairbanks isn't named in the book, but both Steinbeck and Fairbanks were friends of my grandfather in WWII. Steinbeck never uses names in Once There Was a War, so he called Fairbanks "the actor". My grandfather is referred to as a sloppy lieutenant from Philadelphia, iirc. In the book, Steinbeck tells the story of my grandfather comparing the different bores of naval guns to instruments in a symphony. He lamented that he'd never really had good bass to compose with.)
"Beautiful wine, talking of scattered everythings"
(and thanks to Scrymarch)
Text it's taken from here, but haven't read it, only had it read to me on the podcast.
Chat to the virtual me...