Which sentence has the word calypso in it in "The Cay"?
After Timothy and Phillip have landed on the island, Timothy gets to work making their temporary home livable, shrewdly putting in accommodations so that Phillip will be able to get along on his own despite his blindness should something happen to him, Timothy. In addition to taking care of their needs for food, water, and shelter, Timothy is taking measures to assure that they will eventually be rescued, gathering rocks so that the two can spell out the word "help" on the shore to alert passing planes of their plight. Phillip remembers,
"For the next twenty or thirty minutes, I could hear Timothy dropping rocks against each other, singing softly to himself in calypso. It was a song about 'fungee an' feesh'. I'd had 'fungi' in Willemstad down in the blacks' market at Ruyterkade. It was just plain old corn meal. But most food has different names in the islands" (Chapter 8).
Calypso is a lively, lilting type of music with a syncopated beat. It has its origins in the Caribbean, and reflects the colorful culture of Timothy's childhood home in the village of Charlotte Amalie in the Virgin Islands.