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- And thus, through the courage and great skill in obstetrics of Queequeg, the deliverance, or rather, delivery of Tashtego, was successfully accomplished, in the teeth, too, of the most untoward and apparently hopeless impediments; which is a lesson by no means to be forgotten.Chapters 76-78 -- The Battering-Ram; The Great Heidelburgh Tun; Cistern and Buckets (88% in)
- But the tendency to rapid sinking in this substance was in the present instance materially counteracted by the other parts of the head remaining undetached from it, so that it sank very slowly and deliberately indeed, affording Queequeg a fair chance for performing his agile obstetrics on the run, as you may say.Chapters 76-78 -- The Battering-Ram; The Great Heidelburgh Tun; Cistern and Buckets (96% in)
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