Moby Dick; Or The Whale (8 x 8)

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  • 1. cut it off--we ____ in no cowards here
  • 5. Then, with the maul, after repeatedly smiting the upper end of this iron ___, he placed the blunted needle endwise on the top of it, and less strongly hammered that, several times, the mate still holding the ___ as before
  • 8. 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
  • 9. Is it not curious, that so vast a being as the whale should see the world through so small an eye, and h___ the thunder through an ___ which is smaller than a hare's
  • 10. And let no man doubt this Arkite story; for in the ancient Joppa, now Jaffa, on the Syrian coast, in one of the Pagan temples, there stood for many ages the vast skeleton of a whale, which the city's legends and all the inhabitants asserted to be the identical bones of the monster that Perseus ____
  • 11. At last he paused before it; and as in an already over-clouded ___ fresh troops of clouds will sometimes sail across, so over the old man's face there now stole some such added gloom as this
  • 12. Who's afraid of him, except the old governor who daresn't catch him and put him in double-darbies, as he deserves, but ____ him go about kidnapping people; aye, and signed a bond with him, that all the people the devil kidnapped, he'd roast for him
  • 14. This way and that her yards were swung round; starboard and larboard, she continued to tack; now she beat against a head sea; and again it pushed her before it; while all the while, her masts and yards were thickly clustered with men, as three tall cherry trees, when the ____ are cherrying among the boughs
  • 16. As he was thus walking, uttering no sound, except to hail the men aloft, or to ___ 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
  • 17. "Where Steelkilt now is, gentlemen, none know; but upon the island of Nantucket, the widow of Radney still turns to the sea which refuses to give up its dead; still in dreams ____ the awful white whale that destroyed him
  • 21. "Sway me up, men; ye have been deceived; not Moby Dick casts one ___ jet that way, and then disappears
  • 22. Now, inclusive of the occasional wide intervals between the revolving outer circles, and inclusive of the spaces between the various pods in any one of those circles, the entire ____ at this juncture, embraced by the whole multitude, must have contained at least two or three square miles
  • 23. 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 ___ refused; it pricked his mouth too keenly, sir; ha
  • 24. But ere I break, ____ hear me crack; and till ye hear THAT, know that Ahab's hawser tows his purpose yet
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  • 1. My legs feel faint; like his who ___ footed it all day
  • 2. 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
  • 3. ye have not a whole body, sir; do ye but ___ poor me for your one lost leg; only tread upon me, sir; I ask no more, so I remain a part of ye
  • 4. As for the men, though some of them _____ rumbled, their fear of Ahab was greater than their fear of Fate
  • 5. down the ____ of the spare boats and rig them--Mr
  • 6. As strange misgrown masses gather in the knot-holes of the noblest ____ when prostrate, so from the points which the whale's eyes had once occupied, now protruded blind bulbs, horribly pitiable to see
  • 7. --when I think of all this; only half-suspected, not so keenly known to me before--and how for forty years I have fed upon ___ salted fare--fit emblem of the ___ nourishment of my soil
  • 13. What am I that I should _____ to hook the nose of this leviathan
  • 14. Another has the toothache: the carpenter out pincers, and clapping one hand upon his bench ____ him be seated there; but the poor fellow unmanageably winces under the unconcluded operation; whirling round the handle of his wooden vice, the carpenter signs him to clap his jaw in that, if he would have him draw the tooth
  • 15. Besides, now and then such unaccountable ____ and ends of strange nations come up from the unknown nooks and ash-holes of the earth to man these floating outlaws of whalers; and the ships themselves often pick up such queer castaway creatures found tossing about the open sea on planks, bits of wreck, oars, whaleboats, canoes, blown-off Japanese junks, and what not; that Beelzebub himself might climb up the side and step down into the cabin to chat with the captain, and it would not create any unsubduable excitement in the forecastle
  • 16. Extending it upon the forecastle deck, he now proceeds cylindrically to remove its dark pelt, as an African hunter the pelt of a ___
  • 18. Ahab stooped to clear it; he did clear it; but the flying turn caught him round the neck, and voicelessly as Turkish mutes bowstring their victim, he was shot out of the boat, ___ the crew knew he was gone
  • 19. "But look, Queequeg, ain't that a live ___ in your bowl
  • 20. Arter that, ___ said it wouldn't do
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