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Moby Dick
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  • Meantime, Gabriel, ascending to the main-royal mast-head, was tossing one arm in frantic gestures, and hurling forth prophecies of speedy doom to the sacrilegious assailants of his divinity.
  • Nor are there wanting other motions of the whale in his general body, full of strangeness, and unaccountable to his most experienced assailant.
  • As if to strike a quick terror into them, by this time being the first assailant himself, Moby Dick had turned, and was now coming for the three crews.
  • It was hardly to be doubted, that several vessels reported to have encountered, at such or such a time, or on such or such a meridian, a Sperm Whale of uncommon magnitude and malignity, which whale, after doing great mischief to his assailants, had completely escaped them; to some minds it was not an unfair presumption, I say, that the whale in question must have been no other than Moby Dick.

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  • fought off my assailant
  • The wise man always throws himself on the side of his assailants. It is more his interest than it is theirs to find his weak point.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson

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