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1  I seed her reported in the offing this morning; a three years' voyage, and a full ship.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 3. The Spouter-Inn.
2  Yes, the world's a ship on its passage out, and not a voyage complete; and the pulpit is its prow.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 8. The Pulpit.
3  I began to think it was high time to settle with myself at what terms I would be willing to engage for the voyage.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 16. The Ship.
4  It belongs to me and Captain Bildad to see the Pequod fitted out for the voyage, and supplied with all her needs, including crew.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 16. The Ship.
5  And, doubtless, my going on this whaling voyage, formed part of the grand programme of Providence that was drawn up a long time ago.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 1. Loomings.
6  This young fellow's healthy cheek is like a sun-toasted pear in hue, and would seem to smell almost as musky; he cannot have been three days landed from his Indian voyage.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 5. Breakfast.
7  As most young candidates for the pains and penalties of whaling stop at this same New Bedford, thence to embark on their voyage, it may as well be related that I, for one, had no idea of so doing.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 2. The Carpet-Bag.
8  It needs scarcely to be told, with what feelings, on the eve of a Nantucket voyage, I regarded those marble tablets, and by the murky light of that darkened, doleful day read the fate of the whalemen who had gone before me.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 7. The Chapel.
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.
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Get Context   In CHAPTER 20. All Astir.
10  But it was especially the aspect of the three chief officers of the ship, the mates, which was most forcibly calculated to allay these colourless misgivings, and induce confidence and cheerfulness in every presentment of the voyage.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 28. Ahab.
11  This ignorant, unconscious fearlessness of his made him a little waggish in the matter of whales; he followed these fish for the fun of it; and a three years' voyage round Cape Horn was only a jolly joke that lasted that length of time.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 27. Knights and Squires.
12  I almost thought he would sink the ship before the anchor could be got up; involuntarily I paused on my handspike, and told Queequeg to do the same, thinking of the perils we both ran, in starting on the voyage with such a devil for a pilot.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 22. Merry Christmas.
13  Now when I looked about the quarter-deck, for some one having authority, in order to propose myself as a candidate for the voyage, at first I saw nobody; but I could not well overlook a strange sort of tent, or rather wigwam, pitched a little behind the main-mast.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 16. The Ship.
14  If I had been downright honest with myself, I would have seen very plainly in my heart that I did but half fancy being committed this way to so long a voyage, without once laying my eyes on the man who was to be the absolute dictator of it, so soon as the ship sailed out upon the open sea.
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Get Context   In CHAPTER 20. All Astir.
15  By reason of these things, then, the whaling voyage was welcome; the great flood-gates of the wonder-world swung open, and in the wild conceits that swayed me to my purpose, two and two there floated into my inmost soul, endless processions of the whale, and, mid most of them all, one grand hooded phantom, like a snow hill in the air.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 1. Loomings.
16  Our appetites being sharpened by the frosty voyage, and in particular, Queequeg seeing his favourite fishing food before him, and the chowder being surpassingly excellent, we despatched it with great expedition: when leaning back a moment and bethinking me of Mrs. Hussey's clam and cod announcement, I thought I would try a little experiment.
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Get Context   In CHAPTER 15. Chowder.
17  For besides the great length of the whaling voyage, the numerous articles peculiar to the prosecution of the fishery, and the impossibility of replacing them at the remote harbors usually frequented, it must be remembered, that of all ships, whaling vessels are the most exposed to accidents of all kinds, and especially to the destruction and loss of the very things upon which the success of the voyage most depends.
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Get Context   In CHAPTER 20. All Astir.
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