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- But while they freely waive a ceremonial like this, they do by no means renounce their claim to more solid tribute.Chapters 85-87 -- The Fountain; The Tail; The Grand Armada (48% in)
- So that when I shall hereafter detail to you all the specialities and concentrations of potency everywhere lurking in this expansive monster; when I shall show you some of his more inconsiderable braining feats; I trust you will have renounced all ignorant incredulity, and be ready to abide by this; that though the Sperm Whale stove a passage through the Isthmus of Darien, and mixed the Atlantic with the Pacific, you would not elevate one hair of your eye-brow.Chapters 76-78 -- The Battering-Ram; The Great Heidelburgh Tun; Cistern and Buckets (25% in)
- Almost renouncing all thought of falling in with any game hereabouts, the ship had well nigh entered the straits, when the customary cheering cry was heard from aloft, and ere long a spectacle of singular magnificence saluted us.Chapters 85-87 -- The Fountain; The Tail; The Grand Armada (54% in)
- Stripped to our shirts and drawers, we sprang to the white-ash, and after several hours' pulling were almost disposed to renounce the chase, when a general pausing commotion among the whales gave animating token that they were now at last under the influence of that strange perplexity of inert irresolution, which, when the fishermen perceive it in the whale, they say he is gallied.Chapters 85-87 -- The Fountain; The Tail; The Grand Armada (66% in)
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