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1  Meanwhile, he continued the business of undressing, and at last showed his chest and arms.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 3. The Spouter-Inn.
2  THERE is his home; THERE lies his business, which a Noah's flood would not interrupt, though it overwhelmed all the millions in China.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 14. Nantucket.
3  Now, as the business of standing mast-heads, ashore or afloat, is a very ancient and interesting one, let us in some measure expatiate here.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 35. The Mast-Head.
4  But to all these her old antiquities, were added new and marvellous features, pertaining to the wild business that for more than half a century she had followed.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 16. The Ship.
5  So gathering up the shavings with another grin, and throwing them into the great stove in the middle of the room, he went about his business, and left me in a brown study.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 3. The Spouter-Inn.
6  Besides, he thought, perhaps, that in this business of whaling, courage was one of the great staple outfits of the ship, like her beef and her bread, and not to be foolishly wasted.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 26. Knights and Squires.
7  It was quite late in the evening when the little Moss came snugly to anchor, and Queequeg and I went ashore; so we could attend to no business that day, at least none but a supper and a bed.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 15. Chowder.
8  I am game for his crooked jaw, and for the jaws of Death too, Captain Ahab, if it fairly comes in the way of the business we follow; but I came here to hunt whales, not my commander's vengeance.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 36. The Quarter-Deck.
9  In the first place, it may be deemed almost superfluous to establish the fact, that among people at large, the business of whaling is not accounted on a level with what are called the liberal professions.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 24. The Advocate.
10  Of modern standers-of-mast-heads we have but a lifeless set; mere stone, iron, and bronze men; who, though well capable of facing out a stiff gale, are still entirely incompetent to the business of singing out upon discovering any strange sight.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 35. The Mast-Head.
11  But as all my remonstrances produced no effect upon Queequeg, I was obliged to acquiesce; and accordingly prepared to set about this business with a determined rushing sort of energy and vigor, that should quickly settle that trifling little affair.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 16. The Ship.
12  Doubtless one leading reason why the world declines honouring us whalemen, is this: they think that, at best, our vocation amounts to a butchering sort of business; and that when actively engaged therein, we are surrounded by all manner of defilements.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 24. The Advocate.
13  I freely assert, that the cosmopolite philosopher cannot, for his life, point out one single peaceful influence, which within the last sixty years has operated more potentially upon the whole broad world, taken in one aggregate, than the high and mighty business of whaling.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 24. The Advocate.
14  And as for the matter of the alleged uncleanliness of our business, ye shall soon be initiated into certain facts hitherto pretty generally unknown, and which, upon the whole, will triumphantly plant the sperm whale-ship at least among the cleanliest things of this tidy earth.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 24. The Advocate.
15  I was already aware that in the whaling business they paid no wages; but all hands, including the captain, received certain shares of the profits called lays, and that these lays were proportioned to the degree of importance pertaining to the respective duties of the ship's company.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 16. The Ship.
16  All these queer proceedings increased my uncomfortableness, and seeing him now exhibiting strong symptoms of concluding his business operations, and jumping into bed with me, I thought it was high time, now or never, before the light was put out, to break the spell in which I had so long been bound.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 3. The Spouter-Inn.
17  As Queequeg and I are now fairly embarked in this business of whaling; and as this business of whaling has somehow come to be regarded among landsmen as a rather unpoetical and disreputable pursuit; therefore, I am all anxiety to convince ye, ye landsmen, of the injustice hereby done to us hunters of whales.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 24. The Advocate.
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