Another [serendipitous event that marked the making of Zong!] was computer related: Having completed the first draft of one section I attempt to print it; the laser printer for no apparent reason prints the first two or three pages superimposed on each other—crumped, so to speak—so that the page becomes a dense landscape of text. The subsequent pages are, however, printed as they should be. With the beginning of each movement of the second part of the book—Sal, Ventus, Ratio, and Ferrum—the same thing happens. I have never been able to find a reason for it and my printer has not since done that with anything else I have written.