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  • THUS, I give up the spear!
    Chapters 133-135 — The Chase—First Day; The Chase—Second Day; The Chase—Third Day (96% in)
  • But though the picture lies thus tranced, and though this pine-tree shakes down its sighs like leaves upon this shepherd's head, yet all were vain, unless the shepherd's eye were fixed upon the magic stream before him.
    Chapters 1-3 — Loomings; The Carpet-Bag; The Spouter-Inn (8% in)
  • Ignorance is the parent of fear, and being completely nonplussed and confounded about the stranger, I confess I was now as much afraid of him as if it was the devil himself who had thus broken into my room at the dead of night.
    Chapters 1-3 — Loomings; The Carpet-Bag; The Spouter-Inn (88% in)
  • ...universal proverb says of them, that they tell no tales, though containing more secrets than the Goodwin Sands; how it is that to his name who yesterday departed for the other world, we prefix so significant and infidel a word, and yet do not thus entitle him, if he but embarks for the remotest Indies of this living earth; why the Life Insurance Companies pay death-forfeitures upon immortals; in what eternal, unstirring paralysis, and deadly, hopeless trance, yet lies antique Adam who...
    Chapters 7-9 — The Chapel; The Pulpit; The Sermon (12% in)
  • Wave after wave thus leaps into the ship, and finding no speedy vent runs roaring fore and aft, till the mariners come nigh to drowning while yet afloat.
    Chapters 7-9 — The Chapel; The Pulpit; The Sermon (73% in)
  • Whilst I was thus closely scanning him, half-pretending meanwhile to be looking out at the storm from the casement, he never heeded my presence, never troubled himself with so much as a single glance; but appeared wholly occupied with counting the pages of the marvellous book.
    Chapters 10-12 — A Bosom Friend; Nightgown; Biographical (13% in)
  • And those same things that would have repelled most others, they were the very magnets that thus drew me.
    Chapters 10-12 — A Bosom Friend; Nightgown; Biographical (28% in)
  • Thus I soon engaged his interest; and from that we went to jabbering the best we could about the various outer sights to be seen in this famous town.
    Chapters 10-12 — A Bosom Friend; Nightgown; Biographical (31% in)
  • Thus, then, in our hearts' honeymoon, lay I and Queequeg—a cosy, loving pair.
    Chapters 10-12 — A Bosom Friend; Nightgown; Biographical (49% in)
  • We had lain thus in bed, chatting and napping at short intervals, and Queequeg now and then affectionately throwing his brown tattooed legs over mine, and then drawing them back; so entirely sociable and free and easy were we; when, at last, by reason of our confabulations, what little nappishness remained in us altogether departed, and we felt like getting up again, though day-break was yet some way down the future.
    Chapters 10-12 — A Bosom Friend; Nightgown; Biographical (50% in)
  • And thus an old idolator at heart, he yet lived among these Christians, wore their clothes, and tried to talk their gibberish.
    Chapters 10-12 — A Bosom Friend; Nightgown; Biographical (89% in)
  • Thus goes the legend.
    Chapters 13-15 — Wheelbarrow; Nantucket; Chowder (54% in)
  • And thus have these naked Nantucketers, these sea hermits, issuing from their ant-hill in the sea, overrun and conquered the watery world like so many Alexanders; parcelling out among them the Atlantic, Pacific, and Indian oceans, as the three pirate powers did Poland.
    Chapters 13-15 — Wheelbarrow; Nantucket; Chowder (60% in)
  • Finding myself thus hard pushed, I replied.
    Chapters 16-18 — The Ship; The Ramadan; His Mark (89% in)
  • But the Pequod was only making a passage now; not regularly cruising; nearly all whaling preparatives needing supervision the mates were fully competent to, so that there was little or nothing, out of himself, to employ or excite Ahab, now; and thus chase away, for that one interval, the clouds that layer upon layer were piled upon his brow, as ever all clouds choose the loftiest peaks to pile themselves upon.
    Chapters 28-30 — Ahab; (Enter Ahab; to Him, Stubb); The Pipe (45% in)
  • Thus speak of the whale, the great Cuvier, and John Hunter, and Lesson, those lights of zoology and anatomy.
    Chapters 31-33 — Queen Mab; Cetology; The Specksnyder (15% in)
  • There is a deal of obscurity concerning the identity of the species thus multitudinously baptised.
    Chapters 31-33 — Queen Mab; Cetology; The Specksnyder (39% in)
  • Thus, the sperm whale and the humpbacked whale, each has a hump; but there the similitude ceases.
    Chapters 31-33 — Queen Mab; Cetology; The Specksnyder (50% in)
  • Thus ends BOOK I. (FOLIO), and now begins BOOK II.
    Chapters 31-33 — Queen Mab; Cetology; The Specksnyder (57% in)
  • Thus ends BOOK II.
    Chapters 31-33 — Queen Mab; Cetology; The Specksnyder (73% in)
  • I call him thus, because he always swims in hilarious shoals, which upon the broad sea keep tossing themselves to heaven like caps in a Fourth-of-July crowd.
    Chapters 31-33 — Queen Mab; Cetology; The Specksnyder (75% in)
  • But I now leave my cetological System standing thus unfinished, even as the great Cathedral of Cologne was left, with the crane still standing upon the top of the uncompleted tower.
    Chapters 31-33 — Queen Mab; Cetology; The Specksnyder (85% in)
  • But, they were all eagerness again, as Ahab, now half-revolving in his pivot-hole, with one hand reaching high up a shroud, and tightly, almost convulsively grasping it, addressed them thus:— "All ye mast-headers have before now heard me give orders about a white whale.
    Chapters 34-36 — The Cabin-Table; The Mast-Head; The Qarter-Deck—Ahab and all (71% in)
  • Can we, then, by the citation of some of those instances wherein this thing of whiteness—though for the time either wholly or in great part stripped of all direct associations calculated to impart to it aught fearful, but nevertheless, is found to exert over us the same sorcery, however modified;—can we thus hope to light upon some chance clue to conduct us to the hidden cause we seek?
    Chapters 40-42 — Midnight, Forecastle; Moby Dick; The Whiteness of the Whale (83% in)
  • Thus, then, the muffled rollings of a milky sea; the bleak rustlings of the festooned frosts of mountains; the desolate shiftings of the windrowed snows of prairies; all these, to Ishmael, are as the shaking of that buffalo robe to the frightened colt!
    Chapters 40-42 — Midnight, Forecastle; Moby Dick; The Whiteness of the Whale (95% in)
  • Is it that by its indefiniteness it shadows forth the heartless voids and immensities of the universe, and thus stabs us from behind with the thought of annihilation, when beholding the white depths of the milky way?
    Chapters 40-42 — Midnight, Forecastle; Moby Dick; The Whiteness of the Whale (97% in)
  • While thus employed, the heavy pewter lamp suspended in chains over his head, continually rocked with the motion of the ship, and for ever threw shifting gleams and shadows of lines upon his wrinkled brow, till it almost seemed that while he himself was marking out lines and courses on the wrinkled charts, some invisible pencil was also tracing lines and courses upon the deeply marked chart of his forehead.
    Chapters 43-45 — Hark!; The Chart; The Affidavit (8% in)
  • But it was not this night in particular that, in the solitude of his cabin, Ahab thus pondered over his charts.
    Chapters 43-45 — Hark!; The Chart; The Affidavit (9% in)
  • Now, to any one not fully acquainted with the ways of the leviathans, it might seem an absurdly hopeless task thus to seek out one solitary creature in the unhooped oceans of this planet.
    Chapters 43-45 — Hark!; The Chart; The Affidavit (10% in)
  • God help thee, old man, thy thoughts have created a creature in thee; and he whose intense thinking thus makes him a Prometheus; a vulture feeds upon that heart for ever; that vulture the very creature he creates.
    Chapters 43-45 — Hark!; The Chart; The Affidavit (40% in)
  • Why such a whale became thus marked was not altogether and originally owing to his bodily peculiarities as distinguished from other whales; for however peculiar in that respect any chance whale may be, they soon put an end to his peculiarities by killing him, and boiling him down into a peculiarly valuable oil.
    Chapters 43-45 — Hark!; The Chart; The Affidavit (49% in)
  • Captain Langsdorff thus begins his seventeenth chapter: "By the thirteenth of May our ship was ready to sail, and the next day we were out in the open sea, on our way to Ochotsh.
    Chapters 43-45 — Hark!; The Chart; The Affidavit (78% in)
  • We were thus placed in the most imminent danger, as this gigantic creature, setting up its back, raised the ship three feet at least out of the water.
    Chapters 43-45 — Hark!; The Chart; The Affidavit (80% in)
  • A fact thus set down in substantial history cannot easily be gainsaid.
    Chapters 43-45 — Hark!; The Chart; The Affidavit (95% in)
  • ...impulsive, indifferent sword, sometimes hitting the woof slantingly, or crookedly, or strongly, or weakly, as the case might be; and by this difference in the concluding blow producing a corresponding contrast in the final aspect of the completed fabric; this savage's sword, thought I, which thus finally shapes and fashions both warp and woof; this easy, indifferent sword must be chance—aye, chance, free will, and necessity—nowise incompatible—all interweavingly working together.
    Chapters 46-48 — Surmises; The Mat-Maker; The First Lowering (23% in)
  • The straight warp of necessity, not to be swerved from its ultimate course—its every alternating vibration, indeed, only tending to that; free will still free to ply her shuttle between given threads; and chance, though restrained in its play within the right lines of necessity, and sideways in its motions directed by free will, though thus prescribed to by both, chance by turns rules either, and has the last featuring blow at events.
    Chapters 46-48 — Surmises; The Mat-Maker; The First Lowering (24% in)
  • Thus we were weaving and weaving away when I started at a sound so strange, long drawn, and musically wild and unearthly, that the ball of free will dropped from my hand, and I stood gazing up at the clouds whence that voice dropped like a wing.
    Chapters 46-48 — Surmises; The Mat-Maker; The First Lowering (25% in)
  • The whales had irregularly settled bodily down into the blue, thus giving no distantly discernible token of the movement, though from his closer vicinity Ahab had observed it.
    Chapters 46-48 — Surmises; The Mat-Maker; The First Lowering (60% in)
  • He is thus completely wedged before and behind, and can only expand himself sideways by settling down on his stretched legs; but a sudden, violent pitch of the boat will often go far to topple him, because length of foundation is nothing without corresponding breadth.
    Chapters 52-54 — The Albatross; The Gam; The Town-Ho's Story (21% in)
  • Thus, gentlemen, though an inlander, Steelkilt was wild-ocean born, and wild-ocean nurtured; as much of an audacious mariner as any.
    Chapters 52-54 — The Albatross; The Gam; The Town-Ho's Story (34% in)
  • Yet was this Nantucketer a man with some good-hearted traits; and this Lakeman, a mariner, who though a sort of devil indeed, might yet by inflexible firmness, only tempered by that common decency of human recognition which is the meanest slave's right; thus treated, this Steelkilt had long been retained harmless and docile.
    Chapters 52-54 — The Albatross; The Gam; The Town-Ho's Story (35% in)
  • And in this way the two went once slowly round the windlass; when, resolved at last no longer to retreat, bethinking him that he had now forborne as much as comported with his humor, the Lakeman paused on the hatches and thus spoke to the officer: " 'Mr.
    Chapters 52-54 — The Albatross; The Gam; The Town-Ho's Story (50% in)
  • Thus, the foreground is all raging commotion; but behind, in admirable artistic contrast, is the glassy level of a sea becalmed, the drooping unstarched sails of the powerless ship, and the inert mass of a dead whale, a conquered fortress, with the flag of capture lazily hanging from the whale-pole inserted into his spout-hole.
    Chapters 55-57 — Monstrous Pictures of Whales; Less Erroneous Pictures of Whales; Whales in Paint.... (61% in)
  • Thus at the North have I chased Leviathan round and round the Pole with the revolutions of the bright points that first defined him to me.
    Chapters 55-57 — Monstrous Pictures of Whales; Less Erroneous Pictures of Whales; Whales in Paint.... (98% in)
  • Thus glistening for a moment, as slowly it subsided, and sank.
    Chapters 58-60 — Brit; Squid; The Line (35% in)
  • At times, when closely pursued, he will disgorge what are supposed to be the detached arms of the squid; some of them thus exhibited exceeding twenty and thirty feet in length.
    Chapters 58-60 — Brit; Squid; The Line (53% in)
  • Thus the whale-line folds the whole boat in its complicated coils, twisting and writhing around it in almost every direction.
    Chapters 58-60 — Brit; Squid; The Line (85% in)
  • Nor can any son of mortal woman, for the first time, seat himself amid those hempen intricacies, and while straining his utmost at the oar, bethink him that at any unknown instant the harpoon may be darted, and all these horrible contortions be put in play like ringed lightnings; he cannot be thus circumstanced without a shudder that makes the very marrow in his bones to quiver in him like a shaken jelly.
    Chapters 58-60 — Brit; Squid; The Line (88% in)
  • —Gayer sallies, more merry mirth, better jokes, and brighter repartees, you never heard over your mahogany, than you will hear over the half-inch white cedar of the whale-boat, when thus hung in hangman's nooses; and, like the six burghers of Calais before King Edward, the six men composing the crew pull into the jaws of death, with a halter around every neck, as you may say.
    Chapters 58-60 — Brit; Squid; The Line (90% in)
  • Presently, as we thus glided in chase, the monster perpendicularly flitted his tail forty feet into the air, and then sank out of sight like a tower swallowed up.
    Chapters 61-63 — Stubb Kills a Whale; The Dart; The Crotch (19% in)
  • And thus with oars and yells the keels cut the sea.
    Chapters 61-63 — Stubb Kills a Whale; The Dart; The Crotch (34% in)
  • Thus they rushed; each man with might and main clinging to his seat, to prevent being tossed to the foam; and the tall form of Tashtego at the steering oar crouching almost double, in order to bring down his centre of gravity.
    Chapters 61-63 — Stubb Kills a Whale; The Dart; The Crotch (47% in)
  • The mark they thus leave on the whale, may best be likened to the hollow made by a carpenter in countersinking for a screw.
    Chapters 64-66 — Stubb's Supper; The Whale as a Dish; The Shark Massacre (21% in)
  • ...will be seen longingly gazing up to the ship's decks, like hungry dogs round a table where red meat is being carved, ready to bolt down every killed man that is tossed to them; and though, while the valiant butchers over the deck-table are thus cannibally carving each other's live meat with carving-knives all gilded and tasselled, the sharks, also, with their jewel-hilted mouths, are quarrelsomely carving away under the table at the dead meat; and though, were you to turn the whole...
    Chapters 64-66 — Stubb's Supper; The Whale as a Dish; The Shark Massacre (22% in)
  • Many a good supper have I thus made.
    Chapters 64-66 — Stubb's Supper; The Whale as a Dish; The Shark Massacre (76% in)
  • But it was not thus in the present case with the Pequod's sharks; though, to be sure, any man unaccustomed to such sights, to have looked over her side that night, would have almost thought the whole round sea was one huge cheese, and those sharks the maggots in it.
    Chapters 64-66 — Stubb's Supper; The Whale as a Dish; The Shark Massacre (91% in)
  • ...continually keeps the whale rolling over and over in the water, and as the blubber in one strip uniformly peels off along the line called the "scarf," simultaneously cut by the spades of Starbuck and Stubb, the mates; and just as fast as it is thus peeled off, and indeed by that very act itself, it is all the time being hoisted higher and higher aloft till its upper end grazes the main-top; the men at the windlass then cease heaving, and for a moment or two the prodigious...
    Chapters 67-69 — Cutting In; The Blanket; The Funeral (17% in)
  • And thus the work proceeds; the two tackles hoisting and lowering simultaneously; both whale and windlass heaving, the heavers singing, the blubber-room gentlemen coiling, the mates scarfing, the ship straining, and all hands swearing occasionally, by way of assuaging the general friction.
    Chapters 67-69 — Cutting In; The Blanket; The Funeral (29% in)
  • Thus, while in life the great whale's body may have been a real terror to his foes, in his death his ghost becomes a powerless panic to a world.
    Chapters 67-69 — Cutting In; The Blanket; The Funeral (98% in)
  • Bear in mind, too, that under these untoward circumstances he has to cut many feet deep in the flesh; and in that subterraneous manner, without so much as getting one single peep into the ever-contracting gash thus made, he must skilfully steer clear of all adjacent, interdicted parts, and exactly divide the spine at a critical point hard by its insertion into the skull.
    Chapters 70-72 — The Sphynx; The Jeroboam's Story; The Monkey-Rope (3% in)
  • Sometimes, nothing is injured but the man who is thus annihilated; oftener the boat's bow is knocked off, or the thigh-board, in which the headsman stands, is torn from its place and accompanies the body.
    Chapters 70-72 — The Sphynx; The Jeroboam's Story; The Monkey-Rope (53% in)
  • Thus, most letters never reach their mark; and many are only received after attaining an age of two or three years or more.
    Chapters 70-72 — The Sphynx; The Jeroboam's Story; The Monkey-Rope (59% in)
  • He clutched it in an instant, seized the boat-knife, and impaling the letter on it, sent it thus loaded back into the ship.
    Chapters 70-72 — The Sphynx; The Jeroboam's Story; The Monkey-Rope (65% in)
  • Meantime, they hauled more and more upon their lines, till close flanking him on both sides, Stubb answered Flask with lance for lance; and thus round and round the Pequod the battle went, while the multitudes of sharks that had before swum round the Sperm Whale's body, rushed to the fresh blood that was spilled, thirstily drinking at every new gash, as the eager Israelites did at the new bursting fountains that poured from the smitten rock.
    Chapters 73-75 — Stubb and Flask Kill a Right Whale; The Sperm Whale's Head, The Right Whale's Head (12% in)
  • Thus, some minds for ever keep trimming boat.
    Chapters 73-75 — Stubb and Flask Kill a Right Whale; The Sperm Whale's Head, The Right Whale's Head (38% in)
  • Thus much being said, attend now, I pray you, to that marvellous and—in this particular instance—almost fatal operation whereby the Sperm Whale's great Heidelburgh Tun is tapped.
    Chapters 76-78 — The Battering-Ram; The Great Heidelburgh Tun; Cistern and Buckets (48% in)
  • 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)
  • Seeing now that but a very few moments more would give the Pequod's boats the advantage, and rather than be thus foiled of his game, Derick chose to hazard what to him must have seemed a most unusually long dart, ere the last chance would for ever escape.
    Chapters 79-81 — The Prairie; The Nut; The Pequod Meets the Virgin (58% in)
  • Yet so vast is the quantity of blood in him, and so distant and numerous its interior fountains, that he will keep thus bleeding and bleeding for a considerable period; even as in a drought a river will flow, whose source is in the well-springs of far-off and undiscernible hills.
    Chapters 79-81 — The Prairie; The Nut; The Pequod Meets the Virgin (76% in)
  • If the only whales that thus sank were old, meagre, and broken-hearted creatures, their pads of lard diminished and all their bones heavy and rheumatic; then you might with some reason assert that this sinking is caused by an uncommon specific gravity in the fish so sinking, consequent upon this absence of buoyant matter in him.
    Chapters 79-81 — The Prairie; The Nut; The Pequod Meets the Virgin (94% in)
  • The Virgin crowding all sail, made after her four young keels, and thus they all disappeared far to leeward, still in bold, hopeful chase.
    Chapters 79-81 — The Prairie; The Nut; The Pequod Meets the Virgin (**% in)
  • Thus, then, one of our own noble stamp, even a whaleman, is the tutelary guardian of England; and by good rights, we harpooneers of Nantucket should be enrolled in the most noble order of St. George.
    Chapters 82-84 — The Honour and Glory of Whaling; Jonah Historically Regarded; Pitchpoling (24% in)
  • Now, why should the whale thus insist upon having his spoutings out, unless it be to replenish his reservoir of air, ere descending for good?
    Chapters 85-87 — The Fountain; The Tail; The Grand Armada (8% in)
  • As, blind and deaf, the whale plunged forward, as if by sheer power of speed to rid himself of the iron leech that had fastened to him; as we thus tore a white gash in the sea, on all sides menaced as we flew, by the crazed creatures to and fro rushing about us; our beset boat was like a ship mobbed by ice-isles in a tempest, and striving to steer through their complicated channels and straits, knowing not at what moment it may be locked in and crushed.
    Chapters 85-87 — The Fountain; The Tail; The Grand Armada (72% in)
  • And thus, though surrounded by circle upon circle of consternations and affrights, did these inscrutable creatures at the centre freely and fearlessly indulge in all peaceful concernments; yea, serenely revelled in dalliance and delight.
    Chapters 85-87 — The Fountain; The Tail; The Grand Armada (89% in)
  • Meanwhile, as we thus lay entranced, the occasional sudden frantic spectacles in the distance evinced the activity of the other boats, still engaged in drugging the whales on the frontier of the host; or possibly carrying on the war within the first circle, where abundance of room and some convenient retreats were afforded them.
    Chapters 85-87 — The Fountain; The Tail; The Grand Armada (90% in)
  • His title, schoolmaster, would very naturally seem derived from the name bestowed upon the harem itself, but some have surmised that the man who first thus entitled this sort of Ottoman whale, must have read the memoirs of Vidocq, and informed himself what sort of a country-schoolmaster that famous Frenchman was in his younger days, and what was the nature of those occult lessons he inculcated into some of his pupils.
    Chapters 88-90 — Schools and Schoolmasters; Fast-Fish and Loose-Fish; Heads or Tails (24% in)
  • Thus the most vexatious and violent disputes would often arise between the fishermen, were there not some written or unwritten, universal, undisputed law applicable to all cases.
    Chapters 88-90 — Schools and Schoolmasters; Fast-Fish and Loose-Fish; Heads or Tails (37% in)
  • In his treatise on "Queen-Gold," or Queen-pinmoney, an old King's Bench author, one William Prynne, thus discourseth: "Ye tail is ye Queen's, that ye Queen's wardrobe may be supplied with ye whalebone."
    Chapters 88-90 — Schools and Schoolmasters; Fast-Fish and Loose-Fish; Heads or Tails (95% in)
  • And thus there seems a reason in all things, even in law.
    Chapters 88-90 — Schools and Schoolmasters; Fast-Fish and Loose-Fish; Heads or Tails (**% in)
  • Now in order to hold direct communication with the people on deck, he had to pull round the bows to the starboard side, and thus come close to the blasted whale; and so talk over it.
    Chapters 91-93 — The Pequod Meets The Rose-Bud; Ambergris; The Castaway (17% in)
  • But Pip loved life, and all life's peaceable securities; so that the panic-striking business in which he had somehow unaccountably become entrapped, had most sadly blurred his brightness; though, as ere long will be seen, what was thus temporarily subdued in him, in the end was destined to be luridly illumined by strange wild fires, that fictitiously showed him off to ten times the natural lustre with which in his native Tolland County in Connecticut, he had once enlivened many a...
    Chapters 91-93 — The Pequod Meets The Rose-Bud; Ambergris; The Castaway (75% in)
  • The professional gentleman thus familiarly pointed out, had been all the time standing near them, with nothing specific visible, to denote his gentlemanly rank on board.
    Chapters 100-102 — The Pequod meets....; The Decanter; A Bower in the Arsacides (23% in)
  • The voyage was a skilful and lucky one; and returning to her berth with her hold full of the precious sperm, the Amelia's example was soon followed by other ships, English and American, and thus the vast Sperm Whale grounds of the Pacific were thrown open.
    Chapters 100-102 — The Pequod meets....; The Decanter; A Bower in the Arsacides (48% in)
  • That ship—well called the "Syren"—made a noble experimental cruise; and it was thus that the great Japanese Whaling Ground first became generally known.
    Chapters 100-102 — The Pequod meets....; The Decanter; A Bower in the Arsacides (51% in)
  • Thus we see how that the spine of even the hugest of living things tapers off at last into simple child's play.
    Chapters 103-105 — Measurement of The Whale's Skeleton; The Fossil Whale; Does the Whale Diminish (23% in)
  • Thus, this carpenter was prepared at all points, and alike indifferent and without respect in all.
    Chapters 106-108 — Ahab's Leg; The Carpenter; Ahab and the Carpenter (41% in)
  • But while now upon so wide a field thus variously accomplished and with such liveliness of expertness in him, too; all this would seem to argue some uncommon vivacity of intelligence.
    Chapters 106-108 — Ahab's Leg; The Carpenter; Ahab and the Carpenter (42% in)
  • It were perhaps vain to surmise exactly why it was, that as respecting Starbuck, Ahab thus acted.
    Chapters 109-111 — Ahab and Starbuck in the Cabin; Queequeg in his Coffin; The Pacific (24% in)
  • Thus this mysterious, divine Pacific zones the world's whole bulk about; makes all coasts one bay to it; seems the tide-beating heart of earth.
    Chapters 109-111 — Ahab and Starbuck in the Cabin; Queequeg in his Coffin; The Pacific (95% in)
  • And thus, while the one ship went cheerily before the breeze, the other stubbornly fought against it; and so the two vessels parted; the crew of the Pequod looking with grave, lingering glances towards the receding Bachelor; but the Bachelor's men never heeding their gaze for the lively revelry they were in.
    Chapters 115-117 — The Pequod Meets The Bachelor; The Dying Whale; The Whale Watch (43% in)
  • Aye," lighting from the boat to the deck, "thus I trample on thee, thou paltry thing that feebly pointest on high; thus I split and destroy thee!"
    Chapters 118-120 — The Quadrant; The Candles; The Deck (17% in)
  • Aye," lighting from the boat to the deck, "thus I trample on thee, thou paltry thing that feebly pointest on high; thus I split and destroy thee!"
    Chapters 118-120 — The Quadrant; The Candles; The Deck (18% in)
  • As the frantic old man thus spoke and thus trampled with his live and dead feet, a sneering triumph that seemed meant for Ahab, and a fatalistic despair that seemed meant for himself—these passed over the mute, motionless Parsee's face.
    Chapters 118-120 — The Quadrant; The Candles; The Deck (18% in)
  • As the frantic old man thus spoke and thus trampled with his live and dead feet, a sneering triumph that seemed meant for Ahab, and a fatalistic despair that seemed meant for himself—these passed over the mute, motionless Parsee's face.
    Chapters 118-120 — The Quadrant; The Candles; The Deck (18% in)
  • And that ye may know to what tune this heart beats; look ye here; thus I blow out the last fear!
    Chapters 118-120 — The Quadrant; The Candles; The Deck (93% in)
  • It was thus with the Pequod's; at almost every shock the helmsman had not failed to notice the whirling velocity with which they revolved upon the cards; it is a sight that hardly anyone can behold without some sort of unwonted emotion.
    Chapters 121-123 — Midnight, on the Forecastle; Midnight, Aloft; The Musket (40% in)
  • But in either case, the needle never again, of itself, recovers the original virtue thus marred or lost; and if the binnacle compasses be affected, the same fate reaches all the others that may be in the ship; even were the lowermost one inserted into the kelson.
    Chapters 124-126 — The Needle; The Log and Line; The Life-Buoy (15% in)
  • It had been thus with the Pequod.
    Chapters 124-126 — The Needle; The Log and Line; The Life-Buoy (36% in)
  • He hollowly laughed, and thus explained the wonder.
    Chapters 124-126 — The Needle; The Log and Line; The Life-Buoy (71% in)
  • At sun-rise this man went from his hammock to his mast-head at the fore; and whether it was that he was not yet half waked from his sleep (for sailors sometimes go aloft in a transition state), whether it was thus with the man, there is now no telling; but, be that as it may, he had not been long at his perch, when a cry was heard—a cry and a rushing—and looking up, they saw a falling phantom in the air; and looking down, a little tossed heap of white bubbles in the blue of the sea.
    Chapters 124-126 — The Needle; The Log and Line; The Life-Buoy (76% in)
  • And thus the first man of the Pequod that mounted the mast to look out for the White Whale, on the White Whale's own peculiar ground; that man was swallowed up in the deep.
    Chapters 124-126 — The Needle; The Log and Line; The Life-Buoy (79% in)
  • But though when she had thus sailed a sufficient distance to gain the presumed place of the absent ones when last seen; though she then paused to lower her spare boats to pull all around her; and not finding anything, had again dashed on; again paused, and lowered her boats; and though she had thus continued doing till daylight; yet not the least glimpse of the missing keel had been seen.
    Chapters 127-129 — The Deck; The Pequod meets the Rachel; The Cabin—Ahab and Pip (45% in)
  • But though when she had thus sailed a sufficient distance to gain the presumed place of the absent ones when last seen; though she then paused to lower her spare boats to pull all around her; and not finding anything, had again dashed on; again paused, and lowered her boats; and though she had thus continued doing till daylight; yet not the least glimpse of the missing keel had been seen.
    Chapters 127-129 — The Deck; The Pequod meets the Rachel; The Cabin—Ahab and Pip (47% in)
  • But the captain, for some unknown constitutional reason, had refrained from mentioning all this, and not till forced to it by Ahab's iciness did he allude to his one yet missing boy; a little lad, but twelve years old, whose father with the earnest but unmisgiving hardihood of a Nantucketer's paternal love, had thus early sought to initiate him in the perils and wonders of a vocation almost immemorially the destiny of all his race.
    Chapters 127-129 — The Deck; The Pequod meets the Rachel; The Cabin—Ahab and Pip (63% in)
  • "If thou speakest thus to me much more, Ahab's purpose keels up in him.
    Chapters 127-129 — The Deck; The Pequod meets the Rachel; The Cabin—Ahab and Pip (87% in)
  • And thus, with one hand clinging round the royal mast, Ahab gazed abroad upon the sea for miles and miles,—ahead, astern, this side, and that,—within the wide expanded circle commanded at so great a height.
    Chapters 130-132 — The Hat; The Pequod meets the Delight; The Symphony (31% in)
  • But though thus contrasting within, the contrast was only in shades and shadows without; those two seemed one; it was only the sex, as it were, that distinguished them.
    Chapters 130-132 — The Hat; The Pequod meets the Delight; The Symphony (61% in)
  • —mockery! mockery! bitter, biting mockery of grey hairs, have I lived enough joy to wear ye; and seem and feel thus intolerably old?
    Chapters 130-132 — The Hat; The Pequod meets the Delight; The Symphony (83% in)
  • And thus, through the serene tranquillities of the tropical sea, among waves whose hand-clappings were suspended by exceeding rapture, Moby Dick moved on, still withholding from sight the full terrors of his submerged trunk, entirely hiding the wrenched hideousness of his jaw.
    Chapters 133-135 — The Chase—First Day; The Chase—Second Day; The Chase—Third Day (10% in)
  • As now he thus vainly strove, the jaw slipped from him; the frail gunwales bent in, collapsed, and snapped, as both jaws, like an enormous shears, sliding further aft, bit the craft completely in twain, and locked themselves fast again in the sea, midway between the two floating wrecks.
    Chapters 133-135 — The Chase—First Day; The Chase—Second Day; The Chase—Third Day (16% in)
  • It is often the case that when a boat is stove, its crew, being picked up by another boat, help to work that second boat; and the chase is thus continued with what is called double-banked oars.
    Chapters 133-135 — The Chase—First Day; The Chase—Second Day; The Chase—Third Day (25% in)
  • It was thus now.
    Chapters 133-135 — The Chase—First Day; The Chase—Second Day; The Chase—Third Day (25% in)
  • As he was thus walking, uttering no sound, except to hail the men aloft, or to bid them hoist a sail still higher, or to spread one to a still greater breadth—thus to and fro pacing, beneath his slouched hat, at every turn he passed his own wrecked boat, which had been dropped upon the quarter-deck, and lay there reversed; broken bow to shattered stern.
    Chapters 133-135 — The Chase—First Day; The Chase—Second Day; The Chase—Third Day (27% in)
  • As he was thus walking, uttering no sound, except to hail the men aloft, or to bid them hoist a sail still higher, or to spread one to a still greater breadth—thus to and fro pacing, beneath his slouched hat, at every turn he passed his own wrecked boat, which had been dropped upon the quarter-deck, and lay there reversed; broken bow to shattered stern.
    Chapters 133-135 — The Chase—First Day; The Chase—Second Day; The Chase—Third Day (27% in)
  • Stubb saw him pause; and perhaps intending, not vainly, though, to evince his own unabated fortitude, and thus keep up a valiant place in his Captain's mind, he advanced, and eyeing the wreck exclaimed—"The thistle the ass refused; it pricked his mouth too keenly, sir; ha! ha!"
    Chapters 133-135 — The Chase—First Day; The Chase—Second Day; The Chase—Third Day (28% in)
  • Rising with his utmost velocity from the furthest depths, the Sperm Whale thus booms his entire bulk into the pure element of air, and piling up a mountain of dazzling foam, shows his place to the distance of seven miles and more.
    Chapters 133-135 — The Chase—First Day; The Chase—Second Day; The Chase—Third Day (42% in)
  • At length as the craft was cast to one side, and ran ranging along with the White Whale's flank, he seemed strangely oblivious of its advance—as the whale sometimes will—and Ahab was fairly within the smoky mountain mist, which, thrown off from the whale's spout, curled round his great, Monadnock hump; he was even thus close to him; when, with body arched back, and both arms lengthwise high-lifted to the poise, he darted his fierce iron, and his far fiercer curse into the hated whale.
    Chapters 133-135 — The Chase—First Day; The Chase—Second Day; The Chase—Third Day (86% in)

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