The polestar, which you tell me may be my guide, is often for a long time concealed by impenetrable clouds.
Was the polestar ever obscured by the interposition of a world in formation?
It was not the polestar he lost sight of, or the compass he mistrusted; it was the sea-worthiness of the vessel.
With this last link in a strange chain of evidence I close my diary of the voyage of the polestar.
It is the polestar of their system, and everything else has been subject to its influence.
At night fix the dial so that the twelve o'clock line points exactly to north, as determined by the polestar.
So that could well be the "polestar" standing needle slim behind them—and not the notorious "Solar Queen."