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- But at length all the past night's events soberly recurred, one by one, in fixed reality, and then I lay only alive to the comical predicament.Chapters 4-6 — The Counter-Pane; Breakfast; The Street (22% in)
- This was strangely heightened at times by the ragged Elijah's diabolical incoherences uninvitedly recurring to me, with a subtle energy I could not have before conceived of.Chapters 28-30 — Ahab; (Enter Ahab; to Him, Stubb); The Pipe (6% in)
- First: Though most men have some vague flitting ideas of the general perils of the grand fishery, yet they have nothing like a fixed, vivid conception of those perils, and the frequency with which they recur.Chapters 43-45 — Hark!; The Chart; The Affidavit (59% in)
- But, besides the application to him of the generic remark above, this carpenter of the Pequod was singularly efficient in those thousand nameless mechanical emergencies continually recurring in a large ship, upon a three or four years' voyage, in uncivilized and far-distant seas.Chapters 106-108 — Ahab's Leg; The Carpenter; Ahab and the Carpenter (32% in)
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