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1  The air is close, and Jonah gasps.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
ContextHighlight   In CHAPTER 9. The Sermon.
2  Jonah enters, and would lock the door, but the lock contains no key.
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3  Not a forger, any way, he mutters; and Jonah is put down for his passage.
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4  Yet when Jonah fairly takes out his purse, prudent suspicions still molest the Captain.
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5  So Jonah's Captain prepares to test the length of Jonah's purse, ere he judge him openly.
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6  With this sin of disobedience in him, Jonah still further flouts at God, by seeking to flee from Him.
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7  Jonah sees this; but in vain he tries to look all ease and confidence; in vain essays his wretched smile.
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8  Frighted Jonah trembles, and summoning all his boldness to his face, only looks so much the more a coward.
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9  Then the Captain knows that Jonah is a fugitive; but at the same time resolves to help a flight that paves its rear with gold.
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10  Now Jonah's Captain, shipmates, was one whose discernment detects crime in any, but whose cupidity exposes it only in the penniless.
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11  He reads, and looks from Jonah to the bill; while all his sympathetic shipmates now crowd round Jonah, prepared to lay their hands upon him.
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12  All dressed and dusty as he is, Jonah throws himself into his berth, and finds the little state-room ceiling almost resting on his forehead.
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13  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.
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14  Then, in that contracted hole, sunk, too, beneath the ship's water-line, Jonah feels the heralding presentiment of that stifling hour, when the whale shall hold him in the smallest of his bowels' wards.
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15  As sinful men, it is a lesson to us all, because it is a story of the sin, hard-heartedness, suddenly awakened fears, the swift punishment, repentance, prayers, and finally the deliverance and joy of Jonah.
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16  One complained of a bad cold in his head, upon which Jonah mixed him a pitch-like potion of gin and molasses, which he swore was a sovereign cure for all colds and catarrhs whatsoever, never mind of how long standing, or whether caught off the coast of Labrador, or on the weather side of an ice-island.
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ContextHighlight   In CHAPTER 3. The Spouter-Inn.
17  Screwed at its axis against the side, a swinging lamp slightly oscillates in Jonah's room; and the ship, heeling over towards the wharf with the weight of the last bales received, the lamp, flame and all, though in slight motion, still maintains a permanent obliquity with reference to the room; though, in truth, infallibly straight itself, it but made obvious the false, lying levels among which it hung.
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