Moby Dick; Or The Whale (8 x 8)

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  • 1. The season for the Line at length drew near; and every day when Ahab, coming from his cabin, cast his eyes aloft, the vigilant helmsman would ostentatiously handle his spokes, and the eager mariners quickly run to the braces, and would stand there with all their eyes centrally fixed on the nailed doubloon; impatient for the order to point the ship's ____ for the equator
  • 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. Besides, this idea of Jonah's weathering the Cape of Good Hope at so early a day would wrest the honour of the discovery of that great headland from Bartholomew Diaz, its reputed discoverer, and so make modern history a ____
  • 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. ____ on the further billows; hallo
  • 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. " But as the oarsmen violently forced their boat through the sledge-hammering seas, the before whale-smitten bow-ends of two planks burst through, and in an instant almost, the temporarily disabled boat lay nearly level with the waves; its half-wading, splashing crew, trying hard to ____ the gap and bale out the pouring water
  • 14. With a philosophical flourish ____ throws himself upon his sword; I quietly take to the ship
  • 16. The line originally used in the fishery was of the best hemp, slightly vapoured with ___, not impregnated with it, as in the case of ordinary ropes; for while ___, as ordinarily used, makes the hemp more pliable to the rope-maker, and also renders the rope itself more convenient to the sailor for common ship use; yet, not only would the ordinary quantity too much stiffen the whale-line for the close coiling to which it must be subjected; but as most seamen are beginning to learn, ___ in general by no means adds to the rope's durability or strength, however much it may give it compactness and gloss
  • 17. ____ Browne are pretty correct in contour; but they are wretchedly engraved
  • 21. At the time, I devoted three days to the studious digesting of all this beer, beef, and bread, during which many profound thoughts were incidentally suggested to me, capable of a transcendental and Platonic application; and, furthermore, I compiled supplementary tables of my own, touching the probable quantity of stock-fish, ___
  • 22. " "Why, do ye see, the old man is hard bent after that White Whale, and the devil there is trying to come round him, and get him to ____ away his silver watch, or his soul, or something of that sort, and then he'll surrender Moby Dick
  • 23. You might easily dent it with your thumb; it is of a hue between yellow and ___ colour
  • 24. It was the devious-cruising Rachel, that in her retracing search after her missing children, ____ found another orphan
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  • 1. 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 ___ 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
  • 2. 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
  • 3. She presents the curious anomaly of the most solid masonry joining with ___ and hemp in constituting the completed ship
  • 4. hope to _____ this old man's living power from his own living hands
  • 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. I ____ with thee; I burn with thee; would fain be welded with thee; defyingly I worship thee
  • 7. and since neither can be mine, ___ me then tow to pieces, while still chasing thee, though tied to thee, thou damned whale
  • 13. As Queequeg's Ramadan, or Fasting and Humiliation, was to continue all day, I did not choose to disturb him till towards night-fall; for I cherish the greatest respect towards everybody's religious obligations, never mind how comical, and could not find it in my heart to undervalue even a congregation of ants worshipping a toad-stool; or those other creatures in certain parts of our earth, who with a degree of footmanism quite unprecedented in other planets, bow down before the _____ of a deceased landed proprietor merely on account of the inordinate possessions yet owned and rented in his name
  • 14. At such times, under an abated sun; afloat all day upon smooth, slow heaving swells; seated in his boat, light as a birch canoe; and so sociably mixing with the soft waves themselves, that like hearth-stone ____ they purr against the gunwale; these are the times of dreamy quietude, when beholding the tranquil beauty and brilliancy of the ocean's skin, one forgets the tiger heart that pants beneath it; and would not willingly remember, that this velvet paw but conceals a remorseless fang
  • 15. As devout Eckerman lifted the linen sheet from the naked corpse of Goethe, he was overwhelmed with the massive chest of the man, that seemed as a Roman triumphal ____
  • 16. Now, with elated step, they pace the planks in twos and threes, and humorously discourse of parlors, sofas, carpets, and fine cambrics; propose to mat the deck; think of having hanging to the top; object not to taking ___ by moonlight on the piazza of the forecastle
  • 18. Who ever helped Stubb, or kept Stubb awake, but Stubb's ___ unwinking eye
  • 19. Arter that, ___ said it wouldn't do
  • 20. I won't smoke dirty pipes like Stubb, but I like cigars, and here's nine hundred and sixty of them; so here goes Flask aloft to ___ 'em out
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