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1  With much interest I sat watching him.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 10. A Bosom Friend.
2  At his leisure, he employed the interval in braiding something very carefully in his watches below.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 54. The Town-Ho's Story.
3  And had you watched Ahab's face that night, you would have thought that in him also two different things were warring.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 51. The Spirit-Spout.
4  Standing between the knight-heads, Starbuck watched the Pequod's tumultuous way, and Ahab's also, as he went lurching along the deck.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 118. The Quadrant.
5  But by desperate endeavor we at last shot into a temporary opening; then giving way rapidly, and at the same time earnestly watching for another outlet.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 87. The Grand Armada.
6  In the long try watches of the night it is a common thing for the seamen to dip their ship-biscuit into the huge oil-pots and let them fry there awhile.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 65. The Whale as a Dish.
7  Ever since the blow, he had lain in his berth; but that morning, hearing the tumult on the deck, he had crept out, and thus far had watched the whole scene.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 54. The Town-Ho's Story.
8  Soothed again, but only soothed to deeper gloom, Ahab, who had sterned off from the whale, sat intently watching his final wanings from the now tranquil boat.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 116. The Dying Whale.
9  I have sat before the dense coal fire and watched it all aglow, full of its tormented flaming life; and I have seen it wane at last, down, down, to dumbest dust.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 118. The Quadrant.
10  Then watching the mate's countenance, he added, "The steward, Mr. Starbuck, had the face to offer that calomel and jalap to Queequeg, there, this instant off the whale."
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 72. The Monkey-Rope.
11  But, spite of all this, I could see no compass before me to steer by; though it seemed but a minute since I had been watching the card, by the steady binnacle lamp illuminating it.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 96. The Try-Works.
12  Often he would be surrounded by an eager circle, all waiting to be served; holding boat-spades, pike-heads, harpoons, and lances, and jealously watching his every sooty movement, as he toiled.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 112. The Blacksmith.
13  Slowly crossing the deck from the scuttle, Ahab leaned over the side and watched how his shadow in the water sank and sank to his gaze, the more and the more that he strove to pierce the profundity.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 132. The Symphony.
14  Ahab and all his boat's crew seemed asleep but the Parsee; who crouching in the bow, sat watching the sharks, that spectrally played round the whale, and tapped the light cedar planks with their tails.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 117. The Whale Watch.
15  One of the attending harpooneers now advances with a long, keen weapon called a boarding-sword, and watching his chance he dexterously slices out a considerable hole in the lower part of the swaying mass.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 67. Cutting In.
16  Every time I ascended to the deck from my watches below, I instantly gazed aft to mark if any strange face were visible; for my first vague disquietude touching the unknown captain, now in the seclusion of the sea, became almost a perturbation.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 28. Ahab.
17  I pay this particular compliment to Queequeg, because he treated me with so much civility and consideration, while I was guilty of great rudeness; staring at him from the bed, and watching all his toilette motions; for the time my curiosity getting the better of my breeding.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 4. The Counterpane.
18  The mates regularly relieved each other at the watches, and for aught that could be seen to the contrary, they seemed to be the only commanders of the ship; only they sometimes issued from the cabin with orders so sudden and peremptory, that after all it was plain they but commanded vicariously.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 28. Ahab.
19  I was watching to see where he kept his razor, when lo and behold, he takes the harpoon from the bed corner, slips out the long wooden stock, unsheathes the head, whets it a little on his boot, and striding up to the bit of mirror against the wall, begins a vigorous scraping, or rather harpooning of his cheeks.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 4. The Counterpane.
20  So strongly and metaphysically did I conceive of my situation then, that while earnestly watching his motions, I seemed distinctly to perceive that my own individuality was now merged in a joint stock company of two; that my free will had received a mortal wound; and that another's mistake or misfortune might plunge innocent me into unmerited disaster and death.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 72. The Monkey-Rope.