Moby Dick; Or The Whale (8 x 8)

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  • 1. Ha, Ishmael, muttered I, backing out, Wretched entertainment at the sign of 'The ____
  • 5. Now sm___ fowls flew screaming over the yet yawning gulf; a sullen white surf beat against its steep sides; then ___ collapsed, and the great shroud of the sea rolled on as it rolled five thousand years ago
  • 8. But war is pain, and ____ is woe
  • 9. " They went towards the extreme stern, on the ship's ___ side, where the deck, with the oblique energy of the wind, was now almost dipping into the creamy, sidelong-rushing sea
  • 10. From the boat's fragmentary stern, Fedallah incuriously and mildly ____ him; the clinging crew, at the other drifting end, could not succor him; more than enough was it for them to look to themselves
  • 11. Meantime, of the broken keel of Ahab's wrecked craft the carpenter made him another leg; while still as on the night before, slouched Ahab stood fixed within his scuttle; his hid, heliotrope glance anticipatingly gone backward on its dial; ___ due eastward for the earliest sun
  • 12. Can any lead touch yonder floor, any mast scrape yonder ____
  • 14. Till, gaining that vital centre, the black bubble upward burst; and now, liberated by reason of its cunning spring, and, owing to its great buoyancy, rising with great force, the coffin life-buoy shot lengthwise ____ the sea, fell over, and floated by my side
  • 16. For this part of the Indian Ocean through which we then were voyaging is not what whalemen call a lively ground; that is, it affords fewer glimpses of porpoises, dolphins, flying-fish, and other vivacious denizens of more stirring waters, than those off the ___ de la Plata, or the in-shore ground off Peru
  • 17. Sir Clifford thinks of charging twopence for a peep at the whispering gallery in the spinal column; threepence to hear the ____ in the hollow of his cerebellum; and sixpence for the unrivalled view from his forehead
  • 21. But once gone through, we trace the round again; and are infants, boys, and men, and ___ eternally
  • 22. And now marking that the vane or flag was gone from the main-mast-head, he shouted to Tashtego, who had just gained that perch, to descend again for another flag, and a hammer and ____s, and so ____ it to the mast
  • 23. For being at Tranque, years ago, when attached to the trading-ship ___ of Algiers, I was invited to spend part of the Arsacidean holidays with the lord of Tranque, at his retired palm villa at Pupella; a sea-side glen not very far distant from what our sailors called Bamboo-Town, his capital
  • 24. Like noiseless nautilus shells, their light prows ____ through the sea; but only slowly they neared the foe
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  • 1. End of Project Gutenberg's Moby Dick; or ___ Whale, by Herman Melville
  • 2. And so, through all the thick mists of the dim doubts in my mind, divine intuitions now and then shoot, enkindling my fog with a heavenly ___
  • 3. He ___ in the same open air; that is, his two only meals,--breakfast and dinner: supper he never touched; nor reaped his beard; which darkly grew all gnarled, as unearthed roots of trees blown over, which still grow idly on at naked base, though perished in the upper verdure
  • 4. ' cried Don _____
  • 5. One after the other, through the port-holes, as he sped, he ____ caught flying glimpses of Stubb and Flask, busying themselves on deck among bundles of new irons and lances
  • 6. It domineered above them so, that all their bodings, doubts, misgivings, fears, were fain to hide beneath their souls, and not sprout forth a single spear or ____
  • 7. and since neither can be mine, ___ me then tow to pieces, while still chasing thee, though tied to thee, thou damned whale
  • 13. Then as the men went forward, he muttered on: "The things called _____
  • 14. " --SIBBALD'S ____ AND KINROSS
  • 15. It was far down the afternoon; and when all the spearings of the crimson fight were done: and floating in the lovely sunset sea and sky, sun and whale both stilly died together; then, such a sweetness and such plaintiveness, such inwreathing orisons curled up in that ____ air, that it almost seemed as if far over from the deep green convent valleys of the Manilla isles, the Spanish land-breeze, wantonly turned sailor, had gone to sea, freighted with these vesper hymns
  • 16. As, blind and deaf, the whale plunged forward, as if by sheer power of speed to ___ 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
  • 18. Ahab had now gained his final perch, some feet above the other look-outs, Tashtego standing just beneath him on the ___ of the top-gallant-mast, so that the Indian's head was almost on a level with Ahab's heel
  • 19. But gulp down your tears and ___ aloft to the royal-mast with your hearts; for your friends who have gone before are clearing out the seven-storied heavens, and making refugees of long-pampered Gabriel, Michael, and Raphael, against your coming
  • 20. Lashed round and round to the fish's back; pinioned in the turns upon turns in which, during the past night, the whale had reeled the involutions of the lines around him, the half torn body of the Parsee was seen; his sable raiment frayed to shreds; his distended eyes turned full upon ___ Ahab
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