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1  It might be that a long interval would elapse ere the White Whale was seen.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 46. Surmises.
2  So Jonah's Captain prepares to test the length of Jonah's purse, ere he judge him openly.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 9. The Sermon.
3  But we shall ere long see what that word "careful" precisely means when used by a man like Stubb, or almost any other whale hunter.
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Get Context   In CHAPTER 26. Knights and Squires.
4  Nevertheless, ere long, the warm, warbling persuasiveness of the pleasant, holiday weather we came to, seemed gradually to charm him from his mood.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 28. Ahab.
5  For it is particularly written, shipmates, as if it were a thing not to be overlooked in this history, 'that he paid the fare thereof' ere the craft did sail.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 9. The Sermon.
6  So disordered, self-condemning is his look, that had there been policemen in those days, Jonah, on the mere suspicion of something wrong, had been arrested ere he touched a deck.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 9. The Sermon.
7  Now having a night, a day, and still another night following before me in New Bedford, ere I could embark for my destined port, it became a matter of concernment where I was to eat and sleep meanwhile.
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Get Context   In CHAPTER 2. The Carpet-Bag.
8  Yet, this wild hint seemed inferentially negatived, by what a grey Manxman insinuated, an old sepulchral man, who, having never before sailed out of Nantucket, had never ere this laid eye upon wild Ahab.
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Get Context   In CHAPTER 28. Ahab.
9  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.
10  In most American whalemen the mast-heads are manned almost simultaneously with the vessel's leaving her port; even though she may have fifteen thousand miles, and more, to sail ere reaching her proper cruising ground.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 35. The Mast-Head.
11  I had not been seated very long ere a man of a certain venerable robustness entered; immediately as the storm-pelted door flew back upon admitting him, a quick regardful eyeing of him by all the congregation, sufficiently attested that this fine old man was the chaplain.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 8. The Pulpit.
12  I shall ere long paint to you as well as one can without canvas, something like the true form of the whale as he actually appears to the eye of the whaleman when in his own absolute body the whale is moored alongside the whale-ship so that he can be fairly stepped upon there.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 55. Of the Monstrous Pictures of Whales.
13  The worthy Obed tells us, that in the early times of the whale fishery, ere ships were regularly launched in pursuit of the game, the people of that island erected lofty spars along the sea-coast, to which the look-outs ascended by means of nailed cleats, something as fowls go upstairs in a hen-house.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 35. The Mast-Head.
14  It resembled that perpendicular seam sometimes made in the straight, lofty trunk of a great tree, when the upper lightning tearingly darts down it, and without wrenching a single twig, peels and grooves out the bark from top to bottom, ere running off into the soil, leaving the tree still greenly alive, but branded.
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Get Context   In CHAPTER 28. Ahab.
15  Ere that come to pass; ere the Pequod's weedy hull rolls side by side with the barnacled hulls of the leviathan; at the outset it is but well to attend to a matter almost indispensable to a thorough appreciative understanding of the more special leviathanic revelations and allusions of all sorts which are to follow.
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Get Context   In CHAPTER 32. Cetology.
16  And where Ahab's chances of accomplishing his object have hitherto been spoken of, allusion has only been made to whatever way-side, antecedent, extra prospects were his, ere a particular set time or place were attained, when all possibilities would become probabilities, and, as Ahab fondly thought, every possibility the next thing to a certainty.
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Get Context   In CHAPTER 44. The Chart.
17  The sudden exclamations of the crew must have alarmed the whale; and ere the boats were down, majestically turning, he swam away to the leeward, but with such a steady tranquillity, and making so few ripples as he swam, that thinking after all he might not as yet be alarmed, Ahab gave orders that not an oar should be used, and no man must speak but in whispers.
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Get Context   In CHAPTER 61. Stubb Kills a Whale.
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