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1  And an idol, indeed, it is; or, rather, in old times, its likeness was.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 95. The Cassock.
2  Consequently, I must then unite with him in his; ergo, I must turn idolator.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 10. A Bosom Friend.
3  He then went about his evening prayers, took out his idol, and removed the paper fireboard.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 10. A Bosom Friend.
4  And thus an old idolator at heart, he yet lived among these Christians, wore their clothes, and tried to talk their gibberish.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 12. Biographical.
5  The chimney jambs and all the bricks inside were very sooty, so that I thought this fire-place made a very appropriate little shrine or chapel for his Congo idol.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 3. The Spouter-Inn.
6  At last extinguishing the fire, he took the idol up very unceremoniously, and bagged it again in his grego pocket as carelessly as if he were a sportsman bagging a dead woodcock.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 3. The Spouter-Inn.
7  But seeing that it was not at all limber, and that it glistened a good deal like polished ebony, I concluded that it must be nothing but a wooden idol, which indeed it proved to be.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 3. The Spouter-Inn.
8  First he takes about a double handful of shavings out of his grego pocket, and places them carefully before the idol; then laying a bit of ship biscuit on top and applying the flame from the lamp, he kindled the shavings into a sacrificial blaze.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 3. The Spouter-Inn.
9  So I kindled the shavings; helped prop up the innocent little idol; offered him burnt biscuit with Queequeg; salamed before him twice or thrice; kissed his nose; and that done, we undressed and went to bed, at peace with our own consciences and all the world.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 10. A Bosom Friend.
10  He was sitting on a bench before the fire, with his feet on the stove hearth, and in one hand was holding close up to his face that little negro idol of his; peering hard into its face, and with a jack-knife gently whittling away at its nose, meanwhile humming to himself in his heathenish way.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 10. A Bosom Friend.
11  In fact, placed before the strict and piercing truth, this whole story will fare like that fish, flesh, and fowl idol of the Philistines, Dagon by name; who being planted before the ark of Israel, his horse's head and both the palms of his hands fell off from him, and only the stump or fishy part of him remained.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 82. The Honour and Glory of Whaling.