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1  But Ahab said nothing; turning his boat, he sailed back to the vessel; the rest as silently following.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 59. Squid.
2  Chartering a small native schooner, he returned with them to his vessel; and finding all right there, again resumed his cruisings.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 54. The Town-Ho's Story.
3  Now, as a vessel of war readily passes through the Dardanelles, hence a sperm whale could, by the same route, pass out of the Mediterranean into the Propontis.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 45. The Affidavit.
4  It is only when a leaky vessel is in some very out of the way part of those waters, some really landless latitude, that her captain begins to feel a little anxious.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 54. The Town-Ho's Story.
5  For one of them may have received a transfer of letters from some third, and now far remote vessel; and some of those letters may be for the people of the ship she now meets.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 53. The Gam.
6  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.
7  In most American whalemen the mast-heads are manned almost simultaneously with the vessel's leaving her port; even though she may have fifteen thousand miles, and more, to sail ere reaching her proper cruising ground.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 35. The Mast-Head.
8  In those days, the captain's authority was restricted to the navigation and general management of the vessel; while over the whale-hunting department and all its concerns, the Specksnyder or Chief Harpooneer reigned supreme.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 33. The Specksnyder.
9  To these questions they would answer, that he was getting better and better, and was expected aboard every day; meantime, the two captains, Peleg and Bildad, could attend to everything necessary to fit the vessel for the voyage.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 20. All Astir.
10  On the day following Queequeg's signing the articles, word was given at all the inns where the ship's company were stopping, that their chests must be on board before night, for there was no telling how soon the vessel might be sailing.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 20. All Astir.
11  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.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 12. Biographical.
12  Queequeg and I had just left the Pequod, and were sauntering away from the water, for the moment each occupied with his own thoughts, when the above words were put to us by a stranger, who, pausing before us, levelled his massive forefinger at the vessel in question.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 19. The Prophet.
13  Halting for an instant at the foot of the ladder, and with both hands grasping the ornamental knobs of the man-ropes, Father Mapple cast a look upwards, and then with a truly sailor-like but still reverential dexterity, hand over hand, mounted the steps as if ascending the main-top of his vessel.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 8. The Pulpit.
14  But to such unresting vigilance over their dangerous allies was this small band of whites necessitated, both by night and by day, and so extreme was the hard work they underwent, that upon the vessel being ready again for sea, they were in such a weakened condition that the captain durst not put off with them in so heavy a vessel.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 54. The Town-Ho's Story.
15  As if struck by some enchanter's wand, the sleepy ship and every sleeper in it all at once started into wakefulness; and more than a score of voices from all parts of the vessel, simultaneously with the three notes from aloft, shouted forth the accustomed cry, as the great fish slowly and regularly spouted the sparkling brine into the air.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 61. Stubb Kills a Whale.
16  It turned out to be Captain Bildad, who along with Captain Peleg was one of the largest owners of the vessel; the other shares, as is sometimes the case in these ports, being held by a crowd of old annuitants; widows, fatherless children, and chancery wards; each owning about the value of a timber head, or a foot of plank, or a nail or two in the ship.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 16. The Ship.
17  Alarmed at this terrible outburst between the two principal and responsible owners of the ship, and feeling half a mind to give up all idea of sailing in a vessel so questionably owned and temporarily commanded, I stepped aside from the door to give egress to Bildad, who, I made no doubt, was all eagerness to vanish from before the awakened wrath of Peleg.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 16. The Ship.
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