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1  But we must let it continue hanging there a while till we can get a chance to attend to it.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 73. Stubb and Flask Kill a Right Whale; and Then ...
2  But there was not much chance to think over the matter, for Captain Peleg was now all alive.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 22. Merry Christmas.
3  But the next time you have a chance, watch him; and you will then see the great Sperm whale himself in miniature.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 32. Cetology.
4  But see here, Stubb, I thought you a little boasted just now, that you meant to give Fedallah a sea-toss, if you got a good chance.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 73. Stubb and Flask Kill a Right Whale; and Then ...
5  Owing to the density of the crowd of reposing whales, more immediately surrounding the embayed axis of the herd, no possible chance of escape was at present afforded us.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 87. The Grand Armada.
6  Every whale-ship takes out a goodly number of letters for various ships, whose delivery to the persons to whom they may be addressed, depends upon the mere chance of encountering them in the four oceans.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 71. The Jeroboam's Story.
7  One of the attending harpooneers now advances with a long, keen weapon called a boarding-sword, and watching his chance he dexterously slices out a considerable hole in the lower part of the swaying mass.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 67. Cutting In.
8  Still, looking round me again, and seeing no possible chance of spending a sufferable night unless in some other person's bed, I began to think that after all I might be cherishing unwarrantable prejudices against this unknown harpooneer.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 3. The Spouter-Inn.
9  And as for those who, previously hearing of the White Whale, by chance caught sight of him; in the beginning of the thing they had every one of them, almost, as boldly and fearlessly lowered for him, as for any other whale of that species.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 41. Moby Dick.
10  As for Men-of-War, when they chance to meet at sea, they first go through such a string of silly bowings and scrapings, such a ducking of ensigns, that there does not seem to be much right-down hearty good-will and brotherly love about it at all.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 53. The Gam.
11  Seeing now that but a very few moments more would give the Pequod's boats the advantage, and rather than be thus foiled of his game, Derick chose to hazard what to him must have seemed a most unusually long dart, ere the last chance would for ever escape.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 81. The Pequod Meets The Virgin.
12  The chance comparison in this chapter, between the whale and the elephant, so far as some aspects of the tail of the one and the trunk of the other are concerned, should not tend to place those two opposite organs on an equality, much less the creatures to which they respectively belong.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 86. The Tail.
13  Why such a whale became thus marked was not altogether and originally owing to his bodily peculiarities as distinguished from other whales; for however peculiar in that respect any chance whale may be, they soon put an end to his peculiarities by killing him, and boiling him down into a peculiarly valuable oil.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 45. The Affidavit.
14  But the tendency to rapid sinking in this substance was in the present instance materially counteracted by the other parts of the head remaining undetached from it, so that it sank very slowly and deliberately indeed, affording Queequeg a fair chance for performing his agile obstetrics on the run, as you may say.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 78. Cistern and Buckets.
15  Though no small passage was before her, yet, if the commonest chance favoured, he did not at all fear that his ship would founder by the way, because his pumps were of the best, and being periodically relieved at them, those six-and-thirty men of his could easily keep the ship free; never mind if the leak should double on her.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 54. The Town-Ho's Story.
16  Whether he ever thought of it at all, might be a question; but, if he ever did chance to cast his mind that way after a comfortable dinner, no doubt, like a good sailor, he took it to be a sort of call of the watch to tumble aloft, and bestir themselves there, about something which he would find out when he obeyed the order, and not sooner.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 27. Knights and Squires.
17  Upon hearing the frantic project of their leader, each in his own separate soul had suddenly lighted, it would seem, upon the same piece of treachery, namely: to be foremost in breaking out, in order to be the first of the three, though the last of the ten, to surrender; and thereby secure whatever small chance of pardon such conduct might merit.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 54. The Town-Ho's Story.
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