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1  Hence the queer ways about him, though now some time from home.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 12. Biographical.
2  Besides, it was getting late, and my decent harpooneer ought to be home and going bedwards.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 3. The Spouter-Inn.
3  And so it turned out; Mr. Hosea Hussey being from home, but leaving Mrs. Hussey entirely competent to attend to all his affairs.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 15. Chowder.
4  THERE is his home; THERE lies his business, which a Noah's flood would not interrupt, though it overwhelmed all the millions in China.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 14. Nantucket.
5  Aye, he was dismasted off Japan," said the old Gay-Head Indian once; "but like his dismasted craft, he shipped another mast without coming home for it.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 28. Ahab.
6  Struck by his desperate dauntlessness, and his wild desire to visit Christendom, the captain at last relented, and told him he might make himself at home.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 12. Biographical.
7  And in degree, all this will hold true concerning whaling vessels crossing each other's track on the cruising-ground itself, even though they are equally long absent from home.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 53. The Gam.
8  The ship, however, was by no means a large one: a Russian craft built on the Siberian coast, and purchased by my uncle after bartering away the vessel in which he sailed from home.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 45. The Affidavit.
9  One reason perhaps is, that not one in fifty of the actual disasters and deaths by casualties in the fishery, ever finds a public record at home, however transient and immediately forgotten that record.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 45. The Affidavit.
10  They told me in Nantucket, though it certainly seems a curious story, that when he sailed the old Categut whaleman, his crew, upon arriving home, were mostly all carried ashore to the hospital, sore exhausted and worn out.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 16. The Ship.
11  As the sky grew less gloomy; indeed, began to grow a little genial, he became still less and less a recluse; as if, when the ship had sailed from home, nothing but the dead wintry bleakness of the sea had then kept him so secluded.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 28. Ahab.
12  Aye, aye, I know that he was never very jolly; and I know that on the passage home, he was a little out of his mind for a spell; but it was the sharp shooting pains in his bleeding stump that brought that about, as any one might see.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 16. The Ship.
13  And I did not know but what the stingy old Bildad might have a mighty deal to say about shipping hands, especially as I now found him on board the Pequod, quite at home there in the cabin, and reading his Bible as if at his own fireside.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 16. The Ship.
14  Being returned home at last, Captain Pollard once more sailed for the Pacific in command of another ship, but the gods shipwrecked him again upon unknown rocks and breakers; for the second time his ship was utterly lost, and forthwith forswearing the sea, he has never tempted it since.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 45. The Affidavit.
15  Yet, when by this collision forced to turn towards home, and for long months of days and weeks, Ahab and anguish lay stretched together in one hammock, rounding in mid winter that dreary, howling Patagonian Cape; then it was, that his torn body and gashed soul bled into one another; and so interfusing, made him mad.
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Get Context   In CHAPTER 41. Moby Dick.
16  But beginning to feel very cold now, half undressed as I was, and remembering what the landlord said about the harpooneer's not coming home at all that night, it being so very late, I made no more ado, but jumped out of my pantaloons and boots, and then blowing out the light tumbled into bed, and commended myself to the care of heaven.
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Get Context   In CHAPTER 3. The Spouter-Inn.
17  For, as when the red-cheeked, dancing girls, April and May, trip home to the wintry, misanthropic woods; even the barest, ruggedest, most thunder-cloven old oak will at least send forth some few green sprouts, to welcome such glad-hearted visitants; so Ahab did, in the end, a little respond to the playful allurings of that girlish air.
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Get Context   In CHAPTER 28. Ahab.
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