National Geographic : 1942 Jun
Hidden Key to the Pacific 777 Truk's German Missionary Covers His Parish of 245 Islets by Sailboat The vast coral reef of Truk surrounds a lagoon 40 miles wide, dotted with islets. In some places the bottom drops off sharply, affording a protected deep-sea basin which seems big enough for the entire Japa nese Fleet (page 773 and map, page 764). The Author and Mrs. Price Visit an All-men House on Yap Ordinarily women are barred from such a village clubhouse and council hall, but an exception was made for a foreign guest. Upon arrival, visitors receive a ceremonial drink from a coconut.