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- And as the sea surpasses the land in this matter, so the whale fishery surpasses every other sort of maritime life, in the wonderfulness and fearfulness of the rumors which sometimes circulate there.Chapters 40-42 -- Midnight, Forecastle; Moby Dick; The Whiteness of the Whale (25% in)
- No one having previously heard his history, could for the first time behold Father Mapple without the utmost interest, because there were certain engrafted clerical peculiarities about him, imputable to that adventurous maritime life he had led.Chapters 7-9 -- The Chapel; The Pulpit; The Sermon (21% in)
- For not only do fabulous rumors naturally grow out of the very body of all surprising terrible events,—as the smitten tree gives birth to its fungi; but, in maritime life, far more than in that of terra firma, wild rumors abound, wherever there is any adequate reality for them to cling to.Chapters 40-42 -- Midnight, Forecastle; Moby Dick; The Whiteness of the Whale (24% in)
- They contain round archipelagoes of romantic isles, even as the Polynesian waters do; in large part, are shored by two great contrasting nations, as the Atlantic is; they furnish long maritime approaches to our numerous territorial colonies from the East, dotted all round their banks; here and there are frowned upon by batteries, and by the goat-like craggy guns of lofty Mackinaw; they have heard the fleet thunderings of naval victories; at intervals, they yield their beaches to wild...Chapters 52-54 -- The Albatross; The Gam; The Town-Ho's Story (32% in)
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