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1  Captain Ahab did not name himself.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 16. The Ship.
2  Meanwhile Captain Ahab remained invisibly enshrined within his cabin.
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Get Context   In CHAPTER 21. Going Aboard.
3  Reality outran apprehension; Captain Ahab stood upon his quarter-deck.
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Get Context   In CHAPTER 28. Ahab.
4  Turning back I accosted Captain Peleg, inquiring where Captain Ahab was to be found.
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5  For several days after leaving Nantucket, nothing above hatches was seen of Captain Ahab.
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Get Context   In CHAPTER 28. Ahab.
6  I was going to ask him some further questions concerning Ahab, when we heard a noise on deck.
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Get Context   In CHAPTER 21. Going Aboard.
7  And, as for Captain Ahab, no sign of him was yet to be seen; only, they said he was in the cabin.
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Get Context   In CHAPTER 22. Merry Christmas.
8  However, my thoughts were at length carried in other directions, so that for the present dark Ahab slipped my mind.
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Get Context   In CHAPTER 16. The Ship.
9  He's a grand, ungodly, god-like man, Captain Ahab; doesn't speak much; but, when he does speak, then you may well listen.
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10  In that grand order of battle in which Captain Ahab would probably marshal his forces to descend on the whales, these three headsmen were as captains of companies.
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Get Context   In CHAPTER 27. Knights and Squires.
11  His bone leg steadied in that hole; one arm elevated, and holding by a shroud; Captain Ahab stood erect, looking straight out beyond the ship's ever-pitching prow.
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Get Context   In CHAPTER 28. Ahab.
12  As I walked away, I was full of thoughtfulness; what had been incidentally revealed to me of Captain Ahab, filled me with a certain wild vagueness of painfulness concerning him.
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13  During these days of preparation, Queequeg and I often visited the craft, and as often I asked about Captain Ahab, and how he was, and when he was going to come on board his ship.
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Get Context   In CHAPTER 20. All Astir.
14  Yet, this wild hint seemed inferentially negatived, by what a grey Manxman insinuated, an old sepulchral man, who, having never before sailed out of Nantucket, had never ere this laid eye upon wild Ahab.
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Get Context   In CHAPTER 28. Ahab.
15  Mark ye, be forewarned; Ahab's above the common; Ahab's been in colleges, as well as 'mong the cannibals; been used to deeper wonders than the waves; fixed his fiery lance in mightier, stranger foes than whales.'
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16  So powerfully did the whole grim aspect of Ahab affect me, and the livid brand which streaked it, that for the first few moments I hardly noted that not a little of this overbearing grimness was owing to the barbaric white leg upon which he partly stood.
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Get Context   In CHAPTER 28. Ahab.
17  But once Tashtego's senior, an old Gay-Head Indian among the crew, superstitiously asserted that not till he was full forty years old did Ahab become that way branded, and then it came upon him, not in the fury of any mortal fray, but in an elemental strife at sea.
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