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- But while hapless Dough-Boy was by nature dull and torpid in his intellects, Pip, though over tender-hearted, was at bottom very bright, with that pleasant, genial, jolly brightness peculiar to his tribe; a tribe, which ever enjoy all holidays and festivities with finer, freer relish than any other race.Chapters 91-93 -- The Pequod Meets The Rose-Bud; Ambergris; The Castaway (72% in)
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