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- It turned out that the Jeroboam had a malignant epidemic on board, and that Mayhew, her captain, was fearful of infecting the Pequod's company.Chapters 70-72 -- The Sphynx; The Jeroboam's Story; The Monkey-Rope (23% in)
- The consequence of all this was, that the archangel cared little or nothing for the captain and mates; and since the epidemic had broken out, he carried a higher hand than ever; declaring that the plague, as he called it, was at his sole command; nor should it be stayed but according to his good pleasure.Chapters 70-72 -- The Sphynx; The Jeroboam's Story; The Monkey-Rope (39% in)
- "I fear not thy epidemic, man," said Ahab from the bulwarks, to Captain Mayhew, who stood in the boat's stern; "come on board."Chapters 70-72 -- The Sphynx; The Jeroboam's Story; The Monkey-Rope (41% in)
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