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1  But these extravaganzas only show that Nantucket is no Illinois.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 14. Nantucket.
2  The chief mate of the Pequod was Starbuck, a native of Nantucket, and a Quaker by descent.
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Get Context   In CHAPTER 26. Knights and Squires.
3  But it is a common name in Nantucket, they say, and I suppose this Peter here is an emigrant from there.
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Get Context   In CHAPTER 2. The Carpet-Bag.
4  Nothing more happened on the passage worthy the mentioning; so, after a fine run, we safely arrived in Nantucket.
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Get Context   In CHAPTER 14. Nantucket.
5  Here be it said, that many tattooed savages sailing in Nantucket ships at last come to be converted into the churches.
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Get Context   In CHAPTER 18. His Mark.
6  And therefore three cheers for Nantucket; and come a stove boat and stove body when they will, for stave my soul, Jove himself cannot.
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Get Context   In CHAPTER 7. The Chapel.
7  People in Nantucket invest their money in whaling vessels, the same way that you do yours in approved state stocks bringing in good interest.
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Get Context   In CHAPTER 16. The Ship.
8  There was young Nat Swaine, once the bravest boat-header out of all Nantucket and the Vineyard; he joined the meeting, and never came to good.
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Get Context   In CHAPTER 18. His Mark.
9  Much was I disappointed upon learning that the little packet for Nantucket had already sailed, and that no way of reaching that place would offer, till the following Monday.
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Get Context   In CHAPTER 2. The Carpet-Bag.
10  Upon this, I told him that whaling was my own design, and informed him of my intention to sail out of Nantucket, as being the most promising port for an adventurous whaleman to embark from.
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Get Context   In CHAPTER 12. Biographical.
11  For my mind was made up to sail in no other than a Nantucket craft, because there was a fine, boisterous something about everything connected with that famous old island, which amazingly pleased me.
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Get Context   In CHAPTER 2. The Carpet-Bag.
12  Arrived at last in old Sag Harbor; and seeing what the sailors did there; and then going on to Nantucket, and seeing how they spent their wages in that place also, poor Queequeg gave it up for lost.
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Get Context   In CHAPTER 12. Biographical.
13  We borrowed a wheelbarrow, and embarking our things, including my own poor carpet-bag, and Queequeg's canvas sack and hammock, away we went down to "the Moss," the little Nantucket packet schooner moored at the wharf.
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Get Context   In CHAPTER 13. Wheelbarrow.
14  They told me in Nantucket, though it certainly seems a curious story, that when he sailed the old Categut whaleman, his crew, upon arriving home, were mostly all carried ashore to the hospital, sore exhausted and worn out.
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Get Context   In CHAPTER 16. The Ship.
15  It needs scarcely to be told, with what feelings, on the eve of a Nantucket voyage, I regarded those marble tablets, and by the murky light of that darkened, doleful day read the fate of the whalemen who had gone before me.
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Get Context   In CHAPTER 7. The Chapel.
16  They may celebrate as they will the heroes of Exploring Expeditions, your Cooks, your Krusensterns; but I say that scores of anonymous Captains have sailed out of Nantucket, that were as great, and greater than your Cook and your Krusenstern.
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Get Context   In CHAPTER 24. The Advocate.
17  The landlord of the Spouter-Inn had recommended us to his cousin Hosea Hussey of the Try Pots, whom he asserted to be the proprietor of one of the best kept hotels in all Nantucket, and moreover he had assured us that Cousin Hosea, as he called him, was famous for his chowders.
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Get Context   In CHAPTER 15. Chowder.
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