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1  Squall, whale, and harpoon had all blended together; and the whale, merely grazed by the iron, escaped.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 48. The First Lowering.
2  Running to a little closet under the landing of the stairs, she glanced in, and returning, told me that Queequeg's harpoon was missing.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 17. The Ramadan.
3  "Quick, Bildad," said Peleg, his partner, who, aghast at the close vicinity of the flying harpoon, had retreated towards the cabin gangway.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 18. His Mark.
4  But we heeded them not, going along wheeling the barrow by turns, and Queequeg now and then stopping to adjust the sheath on his harpoon barbs.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 13. Wheelbarrow.
5  Likewise, there was a parcel of outlandish bone fish hooks on the shelf over the fire-place, and a tall harpoon standing at the head of the bed.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 3. The Spouter-Inn.
6  The rest of his toilet was soon achieved, and he proudly marched out of the room, wrapped up in his great pilot monkey jacket, and sporting his harpoon like a marshal's baton.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 4. The Counterpane.
7  That's strange, thought I; but at any rate, since the harpoon stands yonder, and he seldom or never goes abroad without it, therefore he must be inside here, and no possible mistake.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 17. The Ramadan.
8  Afterwards I wondered the less at this operation when I came to know of what fine steel the head of a harpoon is made, and how exceedingly sharp the long straight edges are always kept.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 4. The Counterpane.
9  I was surprised to behold resting against the wall the wooden shaft of Queequeg's harpoon, which the landlady the evening previous had taken from him, before our mounting to the chamber.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 17. The Ramadan.
10  But no longer snuffing in the trail of the wild beasts of the woodland, Tashtego now hunted in the wake of the great whales of the sea; the unerring harpoon of the son fitly replacing the infallible arrow of the sires.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 27. Knights and Squires.
11  To this, in substance, he replied, that though what I hinted was true enough, yet he had a particular affection for his own harpoon, because it was of assured stuff, well tried in many a mortal combat, and deeply intimate with the hearts of whales.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 13. Wheelbarrow.
12  His greatest admirer could not have cordially justified his bringing his harpoon into breakfast with him, and using it there without ceremony; reaching over the table with it, to the imminent jeopardy of many heads, and grappling the beefsteaks towards him.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 5. Breakfast.
13  Supper concluded, we received a lamp, and directions from Mrs. Hussey concerning the nearest way to bed; but, as Queequeg was about to precede me up the stairs, the lady reached forth her arm, and demanded his harpoon; she allowed no harpoon in her chambers.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 15. Chowder.
14  Ever since young Stiggs coming from that unfort'nt v'y'ge of his, when he was gone four years and a half, with only three barrels of ile, was found dead in my first floor back, with his harpoon in his side; ever since then I allow no boarders to take sich dangerous weepons in their rooms at night.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 15. Chowder.
15  I was watching to see where he kept his razor, when lo and behold, he takes the harpoon from the bed corner, slips out the long wooden stock, unsheathes the head, whets it a little on his boot, and striding up to the bit of mirror against the wall, begins a vigorous scraping, or rather harpooning of his cheeks.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 4. The Counterpane.
16  As we were walking down the end of the wharf towards the ship, Queequeg carrying his harpoon, Captain Peleg in his gruff voice loudly hailed us from his wigwam, saying he had not suspected my friend was a cannibal, and furthermore announcing that he let no cannibals on board that craft, unless they previously produced their papers.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 18. His Mark.
17  Dropping his harpoon, the brawny savage caught him in his arms, and by an almost miraculous dexterity and strength, sent him high up bodily into the air; then slightly tapping his stern in mid-somerset, the fellow landed with bursting lungs upon his feet, while Queequeg, turning his back upon him, lighted his tomahawk pipe and passed it to me for a puff.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 13. Wheelbarrow.
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