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Moby-Dick or the Whale

By: Herman Melville

...way of reaching that place would offer, till the following Monday. As most young candidates for the pains and penalties of whaling stop at this same N... ...sses of shades and shadows, that at first you almost thought some ambitious young artist, in the time of the New England hags, had endeavored to deline... ...may gulph down for a shilling. Upon entering the place I found a number of young seamen gathered about a table, examining by a dim light divers specim... ... meat and potatoes, but dumplings; good heavens! dumplings for supper! One young fellow in a green box coat, addressed himself to these dumplings in a... ...e marked, as if a parcel of dark green frogs were running up the trunks of young palms. It was now quite plain that he must be some abominable savage ... ...r reach new distances, and discover sights more sweet and strange than any Cy clades or Islands of King Solomon, then there were promise in the voyag...

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