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1  For several days after leaving Nantucket, nothing above hatches was seen of Captain Ahab.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
ContextHighlight   In CHAPTER 28. Ahab.
2  But it seems they always give very long notice in these cases, and the ship did not sail for several days.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
ContextHighlight   In CHAPTER 20. All Astir.
3  For blacks, the year's calendar should show naught but three hundred and sixty-five Fourth of Julys and New Year's Days.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
ContextHighlight   In CHAPTER 93. The Castaway.
4  He must have been born in some time of general drought and famine, or upon one of those fast days for which his state is famous.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
ContextHighlight   In CHAPTER 26. Knights and Squires.
5  Now, Bildad, I am sorry to say, had the reputation of being an incorrigible old hunks, and in his sea-going days, a bitter, hard task-master.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
ContextHighlight   In CHAPTER 16. The Ship.
6  This young fellow's healthy cheek is like a sun-toasted pear in hue, and would seem to smell almost as musky; he cannot have been three days landed from his Indian voyage.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
ContextHighlight   In CHAPTER 5. Breakfast.
7  So disordered, self-condemning is his look, that had there been policemen in those days, Jonah, on the mere suspicion of something wrong, had been arrested ere he touched a deck.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
ContextHighlight   In CHAPTER 9. The Sermon.
8  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.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
ContextHighlight   In CHAPTER 20. All Astir.
9  Reference to nearly all the leviathanic allusions in the great poets of past days, will satisfy you that the Greenland whale, without one rival, was to them the monarch of the seas.
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ContextHighlight   In CHAPTER 32. Cetology.
10  Some days elapsed, and ice and icebergs all astern, the Pequod now went rolling through the bright Quito spring, which, at sea, almost perpetually reigns on the threshold of the eternal August of the Tropic.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
ContextHighlight   In CHAPTER 29. Enter Ahab; to Him, Stubb.
11  From certain cloistered old authors I have gathered that this same sea-unicorn's horn was in ancient days regarded as the great antidote against poison, and as such, preparations of it brought immense prices.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
ContextHighlight   In CHAPTER 32. Cetology.
12  I knew not how this consciousness at last glided away from me; but waking in the morning, I shudderingly remembered it all, and for days and weeks and months afterwards I lost myself in confounding attempts to explain the mystery.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
ContextHighlight   In CHAPTER 4. The Counterpane.
13  Nevertheless, not three days previous, Bildad had told them that no profane songs would be allowed on board the Pequod, particularly in getting under weigh; and Charity, his sister, had placed a small choice copy of Watts in each seaman's berth.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
ContextHighlight   In CHAPTER 22. Merry Christmas.
14  Going to his heavy grego, or wrapall, or dreadnaught, which he had previously hung on a chair, he fumbled in the pockets, and produced at length a curious little deformed image with a hunch on its back, and exactly the colour of a three days' old Congo baby.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
ContextHighlight   In CHAPTER 3. The Spouter-Inn.
15  How now in the contemplative evening of his days, the pious Bildad reconciled these things in the reminiscence, I do not know; but it did not seem to concern him much, and very probably he had long since come to the sage and sensible conclusion that a man's religion is one thing, and this practical world quite another.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
ContextHighlight   In CHAPTER 16. The Ship.
16  Some centuries ago, when the Sperm whale was almost wholly unknown in his own proper individuality, and when his oil was only accidentally obtained from the stranded fish; in those days spermaceti, it would seem, was popularly supposed to be derived from a creature identical with the one then known in England as the Greenland or Right Whale.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
ContextHighlight   In CHAPTER 32. Cetology.
17  Rising from a little cabin-boy in short clothes of the drabbest drab, to a harpooneer in a broad shad-bellied waistcoat; from that becoming boat-header, chief-mate, and captain, and finally a ship owner; Bildad, as I hinted before, had concluded his adventurous career by wholly retiring from active life at the goodly age of sixty, and dedicating his remaining days to the quiet receiving of his well-earned income.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
ContextHighlight   In CHAPTER 16. The Ship.
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