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Papa's Purple Pills: [Lolita] Humbert believes them to be sleeping pills, telling Lolita they are made of summer skies, plums and figs and the grape-blood of emperors. He proceeds to tell Lo that they are really Vitamin X, to make one strong as an ox or an ax. These pills did not belong to the barbituate family as Humbert had believed, but were merely a mild sedative.
Park, The: [Lolita] Humbert and Lolita get lost in the park before finding The Enchanted Hunters. The dark park was as black as the sins it concealed.
Parkington: [Lolita] Town where Humbert spends the night before retrieving Lolita from Camp Q 100 miles away. He had intended to leave the town at 9:30 but did not actually depart until near noon because of a dead battery.
Pavor Manor: [Lolita] Clare Quilty's ancestral home on Grimm Road, near Parkington.
Phalen, Miss: [Lolita] The caretaker of the farmhouse in Appalachia where Dolores had spent a dreary summer. It is this house that Humbert threatens to send Dolores to force her into compliance.
Pierre Point, Melville Sound: [Lolita] An imaginary place derived from the once controversial novel Pierre (1852) by Herman Melville (1819-1891).
Pichon: [Lolita] Author of La Beauté Humaine.
Pilvon and Zapel: [Lolita] The authors of "an impressive volume on the legal side of marriage." They neglect--quite naturally--to discuss the situation of "stepfathers with motherless girls on their hands and knees."
Pinedale: [Lolita] A city in southwestern Wyoming, located approximately 60 miles from Farson.
Pinski, Milton: [Lolita] A schoolboy contemporary of Dolores Haze and Eva Rosen, who Eva would rather have herself die than hear talk about music.
Portugal: [Lolita] Humbert spent the winter of 1939-40 here before coming to America.
Potts, Dr.: [Lolita] Worker at The Enchanted Hunters. Pink and bald with white hairs growing out of his orifices.
Priap: [Lolita] Greco-Roman god of fertility and procreation; son of Dionysus and Aphrodite.
Pym, Roland: [Lolita] (b.1922) name derived from Edgar Allan Poe's The Narrative of A. Gordon Pym. An actor whose name is on the coincidental page in Who's Who in the Limelight and has appeared in "Two Blocks from Here," "The Girl in Green," "Scrambled Husbands," "The Strange Mushroom," "Touch and Go," "John Lovely," and "I was Dreaming of You."