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1  Well, he was at home, and asked the devil what he wanted.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 73. Stubb and Flask Kill a Right Whale; and Then ...
2  They're playing the devil with his estate, I can tell him.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 54. The Town-Ho's Story.
3  I don't know, Flask, but the devil is a curious chap, and a wicked one, I tell ye.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 73. Stubb and Flask Kill a Right Whale; and Then ...
4  Pull now, men, like fifty thousand line-of-battle-ship loads of red-haired devils.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 81. The Pequod Meets The Virgin.
5  But the little devil did not seem to fancy such dry sort of fare at all; he never moved his lips.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 3. The Spouter-Inn.
6  True enough, but then whalemen themselves are poor devils; they have no good blood in their veins.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 24. The Advocate.
7  If you have never seen that sight, then suspend your decision about the propriety of devil-worship, and the expediency of conciliating the devil.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 64. Stubb's Supper.
8  The sailors, mostly poor devils, cringed, and some of them fawned before him; in obedience to his instructions, sometimes rendering him personal homage, as to a god.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 71. The Jeroboam's Story.
9  Now then, thought I, unconsciously rolling up the sleeves of my frock, here goes for a cool, collected dive at death and destruction, and the devil fetch the hindmost.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 49. The Hyena.
10  "No fairy fingers can have pressed the gold, but devil's claws must have left their mouldings there since yesterday," murmured Starbuck to himself, leaning against the bulwarks.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 99. The Doubloon.
11  Through all his unearthly tattooings, I thought I saw the traces of a simple honest heart; and in his large, deep eyes, fiery black and bold, there seemed tokens of a spirit that would dare a thousand devils.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 10. A Bosom Friend.
12  Ignorance is the parent of fear, and being completely nonplussed and confounded about the stranger, I confess I was now as much afraid of him as if it was the devil himself who had thus broken into my room at the dead of night.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 3. The Spouter-Inn.
13  I almost thought he would sink the ship before the anchor could be got up; involuntarily I paused on my handspike, and told Queequeg to do the same, thinking of the perils we both ran, in starting on the voyage with such a devil for a pilot.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 22. Merry Christmas.
14  Like some poor devils ashore that happen to know an irascible great man, they make distant unobtrusive salutations to him in the street, lest if they pursued the acquaintance further, they might receive a summary thump for their presumption.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 45. The Affidavit.
15  Yet was this Nantucketer a man with some good-hearted traits; and this Lakeman, a mariner, who though a sort of devil indeed, might yet by inflexible firmness, only tempered by that common decency of human recognition which is the meanest slave's right; thus treated, this Steelkilt had long been retained harmless and docile.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 54. The Town-Ho's Story.
16  But as the mind does not exist unless leagued with the soul, therefore it must have been that, in Ahab's case, yielding up all his thoughts and fancies to his one supreme purpose; that purpose, by its own sheer inveteracy of will, forced itself against gods and devils into a kind of self-assumed, independent being of its own.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 44. The Chart.
17  And, not to speak of the highly presumable difference of contour between a young sucking whale and a full-grown Platonian Leviathan; yet, even in the case of one of those young sucking whales hoisted to a ship's deck, such is then the outlandish, eel-like, limbered, varying shape of him, that his precise expression the devil himself could not catch.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 55. Of the Monstrous Pictures of Whales.
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