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1  But I will never desert ye, sir, as Stubb did him.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 129. The Cabin.
2  Silence reigned over the before tumultuous but now deserted deck.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 70. The Sphynx.
3  At this hour of the night, of the last day of the week, that quarter of the town proved all but deserted.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 2. The Carpet-Bag.
4  It was a black and hooded head; and hanging there in the midst of so intense a calm, it seemed the Sphynx's in the desert.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 70. The Sphynx.
5  They tell me, sir, that Stubb did once desert poor little Pip, whose drowned bones now show white, for all the blackness of his living skin.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 129. The Cabin.
6  Should you ever be athirst in the great American desert, try this experiment, if your caravan happen to be supplied with a metaphysical professor.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 1. Loomings.
7  And now the time of tide has come; the ship casts off her cables; and from the deserted wharf the uncheered ship for Tarshish, all careening, glides to sea.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 9. The Sermon.
8  Nevertheless the sun hides not Virginia's Dismal Swamp, nor Rome's accursed Campagna, nor wide Sahara, nor all the millions of miles of deserts and of griefs beneath the moon.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 96. The Try-Works.
9  On the contrary, it seemed, that mainly at Steelkilt's instigation, they had resolved to maintain the strictest peacefulness, obey all orders to the last, and, when the ship reached port, desert her in a body.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 54. The Town-Ho's Story.
10  Though thousands of miles from Oregon, still when he smells that savage musk, the rending, goring bison herds are as present as to the deserted wild foal of the prairies, which this instant they may be trampling into dust.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 42. The Whiteness of The Whale.
11  There, headed by the Lakeman, all but five or six of the foremastmen deliberately deserted among the palms; eventually, as it turned out, seizing a large double war-canoe of the savages, and setting sail for some other harbor.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 54. The Town-Ho's Story.
12  So that for an hour or more, a thousand fathoms in the sea, he carries a surplus stock of vitality in him, just as the camel crossing the waterless desert carries a surplus supply of drink for future use in its four supplementary stomachs.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 85. The Fountain.