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Leaves of Grass
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  • …he lies, We approach stealthy and silent, I see the mountainous mass, lethargic, basking, I see the harpooneer standing up, I see the weapon dart from his vigorous arm; O swift again far out in the ocean the wounded whale, settling, running to windward, tows me, Again I see him rise to breathe, we row close again, I see a lance driven through his side, press’d deep, turn’d in the wound, Again we back off, I see him settle again, the life is leaving him fast, As he rises he spouts…

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  • The windward side of the island gets more rain.
  • Stay on the windward side of a backfire.

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