1 Yes, a mighty change had come over the fish.
Moby Dick By Herman MelvilleContextHighlight In CHAPTER 61. Stubb Kills a Whale.
2 The sky had changed from clear, sunny cold, to driving sleet and mist.
3 Instantly Starbuck and Queequeg changed places; Starbuck taking the stern.
4 Yet without power to kill, or change, or shun the fact; he likewise knew that to mankind he did long dissemble; in some sort, did still.
5 It is then they change places; and the headsman, the chief officer of the little craft, takes his proper station in the bows of the boat.
6 The peeled white body of the beheaded whale flashes like a marble sepulchre; though changed in hue, it has not perceptibly lost anything in bulk.
7 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 MelvilleContextHighlight In CHAPTER 133. The Chase—First Day.
8 Hereby the casks are sought to be kept damply tight; while by the changed character of the withdrawn water, the mariners readily detect any serious leakage in the precious cargo.
Moby Dick By Herman MelvilleContextHighlight In CHAPTER 109. Ahab and Starbuck in the Cabin.
9 So, deprived of one leg, and the strange ship of course being altogether unsupplied with the kindly invention, Ahab now found himself abjectly reduced to a clumsy landsman again; hopelessly eyeing the uncertain changeful height he could hardly hope to attain.
10 Deliberately standing before the binnacle, and eyeing the transpointed compasses, the old man, with the sharp of his extended hand, now took the precise bearing of the sun, and satisfied that the needles were exactly inverted, shouted out his orders for the ship's course to be changed accordingly.
11 But all we said, not a word could we drag out of him; I almost felt like pushing him over, so as to change his position, for it was almost intolerable, it seemed so painfully and unnaturally constrained; especially, as in all probability he had been sitting so for upwards of eight or ten hours, going too without his regular meals.