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1  And so saying, he led the way below deck into the cabin.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 16. The Ship.
2  Dough-Boy hurried below, glanced at the watch, and reported the exact minute to Ahab.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 47. The Mat-Maker.
3  What a relief it was to choking Stubb, when a rat made a sudden racket in the hold below.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 34. The Cabin-Table.
4  At his leisure, he employed the interval in braiding something very carefully in his watches below.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 54. The Town-Ho's Story.
5  On the fifth morning three others of the mutineers bolted up into the air from the desperate arms below that sought to restrain them.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 54. The Town-Ho's Story.
6  His jets are erect, full, and black like soot; so that from so abounding a smoke in the chimney, you would think there must be a brave supper cooking in the great bowels below.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 56. Of the Less Erroneous Pictures of Whales, and ...
7  From my forenoon watch below, I ascended to the overclouded deck; and there, dashed upon the main hatches, I saw a regal, feathery thing of unspotted whiteness, and with a hooked, Roman bill sublime.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 42. The Whiteness of The Whale.
8  But ere stepping into the cabin doorway below, he pauses, ships a new face altogether, and, then, independent, hilarious little Flask enters King Ahab's presence, in the character of Abjectus, or the Slave.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 34. The Cabin-Table.
9  When Stubb had departed, Ahab stood for a while leaning over the bulwarks; and then, as had been usual with him of late, calling a sailor of the watch, he sent him below for his ivory stool, and also his pipe.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 30. The Pipe.
10  Just after dark that day, when one watch had retired below, a clamor was heard in the forecastle; and the two trembling traitors running up, besieged the cabin door, saying they durst not consort with the crew.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 54. The Town-Ho's Story.
11  There is Napoleon; who, upon the top of the column of Vendome, stands with arms folded, some one hundred and fifty feet in the air; careless, now, who rules the decks below; whether Louis Philippe, Louis Blanc, or Louis the Devil.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 35. The Mast-Head.
12  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.
13  All night a wide-awake watch was kept by all the officers, forward and aft, especially about the forecastle scuttle and fore hatchway; at which last place it was feared the insurgents might emerge, after breaking through the bulkhead below.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 54. The Town-Ho's Story.
14  Every time I ascended to the deck from my watches below, I instantly gazed aft to mark if any strange face were visible; for my first vague disquietude touching the unknown captain, now in the seclusion of the sea, became almost a perturbation.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 28. Ahab.
15  Though his entire back down to his side fins is of a deep sable, yet a boundary line, distinct as the mark in a ship's hull, called the "bright waist," that line streaks him from stem to stern, with two separate colours, black above and white below.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 32. Cetology.
16  But neither great Washington, nor Napoleon, nor Nelson, will answer a single hail from below, however madly invoked to befriend by their counsels the distracted decks upon which they gaze; however it may be surmised, that their spirits penetrate through the thick haze of the future, and descry what shoals and what rocks must be shunned.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 35. The Mast-Head.
17  Such was the thunder of his voice, that spite of their amazement the men sprang over the rail; the sheaves whirled round in the blocks; with a wallow, the three boats dropped into the sea; while, with a dexterous, off-handed daring, unknown in any other vocation, the sailors, goat-like, leaped down the rolling ship's side into the tossed boats below.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 48. The First Lowering.
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