The prow of the boat is partially unbroken, and is drawn just balancing upon the monster’s spine; and standing in that prow, for that one single incomputable flash of time, you behold an oarsman, half shrouded by the incensed boiling spout of the whale, and in the act of leaping, as if from a precipice.
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She approached and then pulled back from the precipice.
She skied off a precipice, dropped her skis in midair, and then opened a parachute.