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- For as this appalling ocean surrounds the verdant land, so in the soul of man there lies one insular Tahiti, full of peace and joy, but encompassed by all the horrors of the half known life.Chapters 58-60 -- Brit; Squid; The Line (29% in)
- Chief among these latter was a great Sperm Whale, which, after an unusually long raging gale, had been found dead and stranded, with his head against a cocoa-nut tree, whose plumage-like, tufted droopings seemed his verdant jet.Chapters 100-102 -- The Pequod meets….; The Decanter; A Bower in the Arsacides (82% in)
- Yet, as the ever-woven verdant warp and woof intermixed and hummed around him, the mighty idler seemed the cunning weaver; himself all woven over with the vines; every month assuming greener, fresher verdure; but himself a skeleton.Chapters 100-102 -- The Pequod meets….; The Decanter; A Bower in the Arsacides (89% in)
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