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- If you have never seen that sight, then suspend your decision about the propriety of devil-worship, and the expediency of conciliating the devil.Chapters 64-66 -- Stubb's Supper; The Whale as a Dish; The Shark Massacre (26% in)
expediency = practicality of doing something that is not as good because of the circumstances
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