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- A staid, steadfast man, whose life for the most part was a telling pantomime of action, and not a tame chapter of sounds.Chapters 25-27 -- Postscript; Knights and Squires; Knights and Squires (16% in)
- Such an unwonted bustle was he in that the staid Starbuck, his official superior, quietly resigned to him for the time the sole management of affairs.Chapters 64-66 -- Stubb's Supper; The Whale as a Dish; The Shark Massacre (13% in)
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