Even more fun counting the mites, Alex! At least one is known to have survived - you must have read all those 1912 Press stories about the famous 'Titanic mite' Pellegrino does have some useful speculations about matters biological. As for the rest, well, as you say - interesting! Very useful also for light relief, especially his invented dialogues. My favourite is a line given to young Kathy Gilnagh, who, when told that the ship is likely to break in half, responds with "Don't you just hate when that happens?" One marvels at Mr Pellegrino's insight into authentic Edwardian speech patterns.