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1  Be careful in the hunt, ye mates.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 22. Merry Christmas.
2  He was full of the fire of the hunt.
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Get Context   In CHAPTER 93. The Castaway.
3  Far above all other hunted whales, his is an unwritten life.
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Get Context   In CHAPTER 32. Cetology.
4  Like cures like; and for this hunt, my malady becomes my most desired health.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 129. The Cabin.
5  He swims in herds; he is never regularly hunted, though his oil is considerable in quantity, and pretty good for light.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 32. Cetology.
6  If you are an entire stranger to their race, you might hunt over these two heads for hours, and never discover that organ.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 74. The Sperm Whale's Head—Contrasted View.
7  All your oaths to hunt the White Whale are as binding as mine; and heart, soul, and body, lungs and life, old Ahab is bound.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 119. The Candles.
8  Forty men in one ship hunting the Sperm Whales for forty-eight months think they have done extremely well, and thank God, if at last they carry home the oil of forty fish.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 105. Does the Whale's Magnitude Diminish?—Will He ...
9  I am game for his crooked jaw, and for the jaws of Death too, Captain Ahab, if it fairly comes in the way of the business we follow; but I came here to hunt whales, not my commander's vengeance.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 36. The Quarter-Deck.
10  Mayhew having concluded his narration, Ahab put such questions to him, that the stranger captain could not forbear inquiring whether he intended to hunt the White Whale, if opportunity should offer.
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Get Context   In CHAPTER 71. The Jeroboam's Story.
11  It designates the dark, glutinous substance which is scraped off the back of the Greenland or right whale, and much of which covers the decks of those inferior souls who hunt that ignoble Leviathan.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 94. A Squeeze of the Hand.
12  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.
13  But almost everybody supposed that this particular preparative heedfulness in Ahab must only be with a view to the ultimate chase of Moby Dick; for he had already revealed his intention to hunt that mortal monster in person.
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Get Context   In CHAPTER 50. Ahab's Boat and Crew. Fedallah.
14  But be all this as it may, certain it is, that with the mad secret of his unabated rage bolted up and keyed in him, Ahab had purposely sailed upon the present voyage with the one only and all-engrossing object of hunting the White Whale.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 41. Moby Dick.
15  With not one tenth of England's experience in the fishery, and not the thousandth part of that of the Americans, they have nevertheless furnished both nations with the only finished sketches at all capable of conveying the real spirit of the whale hunt.
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Get Context   In CHAPTER 56. Of the Less Erroneous Pictures of Whales, and ...
16  And as in the great hunting countries of India, the stranger at a distance will sometimes pass on the plains recumbent elephants without knowing them to be such, taking them for bare, blackened elevations of the soil; even so, often, with him, who for the first time beholds this species of the leviathans of the sea.
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Get Context   In CHAPTER 58. Brit.
17  It is the whale which for more than two centuries past has been hunted by the Dutch and English in the Arctic seas; it is the whale which the American fishermen have long pursued in the Indian ocean, on the Brazil Banks, on the Nor West Coast, and various other parts of the world, designated by them Right Whale Cruising Grounds.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 32. Cetology.
18  Nor is it so very unlikely, that far from distrusting his fitness for another whaling voyage, on account of such dark symptoms, the calculating people of that prudent isle were inclined to harbor the conceit, that for those very reasons he was all the better qualified and set on edge, for a pursuit so full of rage and wildness as the bloody hunt of whales.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 41. Moby Dick.
19  But in the cautious comprehensiveness and unloitering vigilance with which Ahab threw his brooding soul into this unfaltering hunt, he would not permit himself to rest all his hopes upon the one crowning fact above mentioned, however flattering it might be to those hopes; nor in the sleeplessness of his vow could he so tranquillize his unquiet heart as to postpone all intervening quest.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 44. The Chart.
20  But not so did it seem to Ahab, who knew the sets of all tides and currents; and thereby calculating the driftings of the sperm whale's food; and, also, calling to mind the regular, ascertained seasons for hunting him in particular latitudes; could arrive at reasonable surmises, almost approaching to certainties, concerning the timeliest day to be upon this or that ground in search of his prey.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 44. The Chart.