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1  Queequeg was a native of Rokovoko, an island far away to the West and South.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 12. Biographical.
2  Look now at the wondrous traditional story of how this island was settled by the red-men.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 14. Nantucket.
3  As soon as Steelkilt leaves me, I swear to beach this boat on yonder island, and remain there six days.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 54. The Town-Ho's Story.
4  Alone in his canoe, he paddled off to a distant strait, which he knew the ship must pass through when she quitted the island.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 12. Biographical.
5  I wonder, thought I, if this can possibly be a part of his Ramadan; do they fast on their hams that way in his native island.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 17. The Ramadan.
6  The chaplain had not yet arrived; and there these silent islands of men and women sat steadfastly eyeing several marble tablets, with black borders, masoned into the wall on either side the pulpit.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 7. The Chapel.
7  For my mind was made up to sail in no other than a Nantucket craft, because there was a fine, boisterous something about everything connected with that famous old island, which amazingly pleased me.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 2. The Carpet-Bag.
8  Whether it was that this undulating tester rolled the savage away to far distant scenes, I know not, but he now spoke of his native island; and, eager to hear his history, I begged him to go on and tell it.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 11. Nightgown.
9  It was not more than a day or two at the furthest after pointing her prow for her island haven, that the Town-Ho's leak seemed again increasing, but only so as to require an hour or more at the pumps every day.
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Get Context   In CHAPTER 54. The Town-Ho's Story.
10  Where Steelkilt now is, gentlemen, none know; but upon the island of Nantucket, the widow of Radney still turns to the sea which refuses to give up its dead; still in dreams sees the awful white whale that destroyed him.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 54. The Town-Ho's Story.
11  Then the wild and distant seas where he rolled his island bulk; the undeliverable, nameless perils of the whale; these, with all the attending marvels of a thousand Patagonian sights and sounds, helped to sway me to my wish.
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Get Context   In CHAPTER 1. Loomings.
12  He at once resolved to accompany me to that island, ship aboard the same vessel, get into the same watch, the same boat, the same mess with me, in short to share my every hap; with both my hands in his, boldly dip into the Potluck of both worlds.
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Get Context   In CHAPTER 12. Biographical.
13  The people of his island of Rokovoko, it seems, at their wedding feasts express the fragrant water of young cocoanuts into a large stained calabash like a punchbowl; and this punchbowl always forms the great central ornament on the braided mat where the feast is held.
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Get Context   In CHAPTER 13. Wheelbarrow.
14  Next was Tashtego, an unmixed Indian from Gay Head, the most westerly promontory of Martha's Vineyard, where there still exists the last remnant of a village of red men, which has long supplied the neighboring island of Nantucket with many of her most daring harpooneers.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 27. Knights and Squires.
15  Slowly wading through the meadows of brit, the Pequod still held on her way north-eastward towards the island of Java; a gentle air impelling her keel, so that in the surrounding serenity her three tall tapering masts mildly waved to that languid breeze, as three mild palms on a plain.
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Get Context   In CHAPTER 59. Squid.
16  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.
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Get Context   In CHAPTER 35. The Mast-Head.
17  Now, Bildad, like Peleg, and indeed many other Nantucketers, was a Quaker, the island having been originally settled by that sect; and to this day its inhabitants in general retain in an uncommon measure the peculiarities of the Quaker, only variously and anomalously modified by things altogether alien and heterogeneous.
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Get Context   In CHAPTER 16. The Ship.
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