So, lost for a while I went back to the beginning and stared at the original document some more. I noticed something. Some of the text is repeated twice, and some 3 times.
This text seems to be identical, but hopefully someone else can take a look. If there was a difference that might be very important.
Also the lines "ace .. it seems" and "was app egg f" are actually fragments from this same section, the beginning and end of the last 2 lines here including a few letters from the full text.
The partial words completed are surf-ace was approaching
and it seems and egg for
I'm not sure what the value of this is but it seems odd.
Edit: Also, there are the lines under the roman numerals upside down.
this comes from another section.