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1  Such a portentous and mysterious monster roused all my curiosity.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 1. Loomings.
2  And that the great monster is indomitable, you will yet have reason to know.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 80. The Nut.
3  The red tide now poured from all sides of the monster like brooks down a hill.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 61. Stubb Kills a Whale.
4  He would hum over his old rigadig tunes while flank and flank with the most exasperated monster.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 27. Knights and Squires.
5  The huge corpulence of that Hogarthian monster undulates on the surface, scarcely drawing one inch of water.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 55. Of the Monstrous Pictures of Whales.
6  With greedy ears I learned the history of that murderous monster against whom I and all the others had taken our oaths of violence and revenge.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 41. Moby Dick.
7  Presently, as we thus glided in chase, the monster perpendicularly flitted his tail forty feet into the air, and then sank out of sight like a tower swallowed up.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 61. Stubb Kills a Whale.
8  But even stripped of these supernatural surmisings, there was enough in the earthly make and incontestable character of the monster to strike the imagination with unwonted power.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 41. Moby Dick.
9  They fancy that the monster to which these arms belonged ordinarily clings by them to the bed of the ocean; and that the sperm whale, unlike other species, is supplied with teeth in order to attack and tear it.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 59. Squid.
10  But almost everybody supposed that this particular preparative heedfulness in Ahab must only be with a view to the ultimate chase of Moby Dick; for he had already revealed his intention to hunt that mortal monster in person.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 50. Ahab's Boat and Crew. Fedallah.
11  So close did the monster come to the hull, that at first it seemed as if he meant it malice; but suddenly going down in a maelstrom, within three rods of the planks, he wholly disappeared from view, as if diving under the keel.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 73. Stubb and Flask Kill a Right Whale; and Then ...
12  Then, in darting at the monster, knife in hand, he had but given loose to a sudden, passionate, corporal animosity; and when he received the stroke that tore him, he probably but felt the agonizing bodily laceration, but nothing more.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 41. Moby Dick.
13  The masts reeled, and the sails fell altogether, while we who were below all sprang instantly upon the deck, concluding that we had struck upon some rock; instead of this we saw the monster sailing off with the utmost gravity and solemnity.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 45. The Affidavit.
14  For a time, there reigned, too, a sense of peculiar dread at this flitting apparition, as if it were treacherously beckoning us on and on, in order that the monster might turn round upon us, and rend us at last in the remotest and most savage seas.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 51. The Spirit-Spout.
15  Greedily sucking in this intelligence, Gabriel solemnly warned the captain against attacking the White Whale, in case the monster should be seen; in his gibbering insanity, pronouncing the White Whale to be no less a being than the Shaker God incarnated; the Shakers receiving the Bible.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 71. The Jeroboam's Story.
16  The prow of the boat is partially unbroken, and is drawn just balancing upon the monster's spine; and standing in that prow, for that one single incomputable flash of time, you behold an oarsman, half shrouded by the incensed boiling spout of the whale, and in the act of leaping, as if from a precipice.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 56. Of the Less Erroneous Pictures of Whales, and ...
17  And now it is struck; for, starting from his trance into that unspeakable thing called his "flurry," the monster horribly wallowed in his blood, overwrapped himself in impenetrable, mad, boiling spray, so that the imperilled craft, instantly dropping astern, had much ado blindly to struggle out from that phrensied twilight into the clear air of the day.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 61. Stubb Kills a Whale.
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