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1  This done, Perth was about to begin welding the twelve into one, when Ahab stayed his hand, and said he would weld his own iron.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 113. The Forge.
2  I, too, want a harpoon made; one that a thousand yoke of fiends could not part, Perth; something that will stick in a whale like his own fin-bone.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 113. The Forge.
3  Then, calling upon Fedallah to change places with him, went forward to the bows, and seizing Perth's harpoon, commanded his crew to grasp their oars and stand by to stern.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 133. The Chase—First Day.
4  At last the shank, in one complete rod, received its final heat; and as Perth, to temper it, plunged it all hissing into the cask of water near by, the scalding steam shot up into Ahab's bent face.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 113. The Forge.
5  Fashioned at last into an arrowy shape, and welded by Perth to the shank, the steel soon pointed the end of the iron; and as the blacksmith was about giving the barbs their final heat, prior to tempering them, he cried to Ahab to place the water-cask near.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 113. The Forge.
6  Ahab's harpoon, the one forged at Perth's fire, remained firmly lashed in its conspicuous crotch, so that it projected beyond his whale-boat's bow; but the sea that had stove its bottom had caused the loose leather sheath to drop off; and from the keen steel barb there now came a levelled flame of pale, forked fire.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 119. The Candles.
7  As, then, with regular, gasping hems, he hammered on the anvil, Perth passing to him the glowing rods, one after the other, and the hard pressed forge shooting up its intense straight flame, the Parsee passed silently, and bowing over his head towards the fire, seemed invoking some curse or some blessing on the toil.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 113. The Forge.
8  With matted beard, and swathed in a bristling shark-skin apron, about mid-day, Perth was standing between his forge and anvil, the latter placed upon an iron-wood log, with one hand holding a pike-head in the coals, and with the other at his forge's lungs, when Captain Ahab came along, carrying in his hand a small rusty-looking leathern bag.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 113. The Forge.