Moby Dick; Or The Whale (8 x 8)

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  • 1. ' And with that the pump clanged like fifty fire-engines; the men tossed their ____ off to it, and ere long that peculiar gasping of the lungs was heard which denotes the fullest tension of life's utmost energies
  • 5. " "Some men die at ___ tide; some at low water; some at the full of the flood;--and I feel now like a billow that's all one crested comb, Starbuck
  • 8. In a continuous line from that peninsula stretch the long islands of Sumatra, Java, Bally, and Timor; which, with many others, form a vast mole, or rampart, lengthwise connecting ____ with Australia, and dividing the long unbroken Indian ocean from the thickly studded oriental archipelagoes
  • 9. And yet, I ___ again, and swear it now, that there's something all glorious and gracious in the wind
  • 10. Why ____ here does any one step forth
  • 11. There's the difference now between man's old ___ and matter's
  • 12. 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 ____ 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
  • 14. I'll ten times girdle the unmeasured globe; yea and dive straight through it, but I'll ____ him yet
  • 16. Extending it upon the forecastle deck, he now proceeds cylindrically to remove its dark pelt, as an African hunter the pelt of a ___
  • 17. But these were broken again by the light toes of hundreds of gay fowl softly feathering the sea, alternate with their fitful flight; and like to some flag-staff rising from the painted hull of an argosy, the tall but shattered ____ of a recent lance projected from the white whale's back; and at intervals one of the cloud of soft-toed fowls hovering, and to and fro skimming like a canopy over the fish, silently perched and rocked on this ____, the long tail feathers streaming like pennons
  • 21. But once gone through, we trace the round again; and are infants, boys, and men, and ___ eternally
  • 22. So ____ rechristened the monster Zeuglodon; and in his paper read before the London Geological Society, pronounced it, in substance, one of the most extraordinary creatures which the mutations of the globe have blotted out of existence
  • 23. " "Didn't say ___ t'all," said Fleece, again in the sulks
  • 24. I ____ her reported in the offing this morning; a three years' voyage, and a full ship
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  • 1. From beneath his slouched ___ Ahab dropped a tear into the sea; nor did all the Pacific contain such wealth as t___ one wee drop
  • 2. You might easily dent it with your thumb; it is of a hue between yellow and ___ colour
  • 3. Whence he came in a mannerly world like this, by what sort of unaccountable ___ he soon evinced himself to be linked with Ahab's peculiar fortunes; nay, so far as to have some sort of a half-hinted influence; Heaven knows, but it might have been even authority over him; all this none knew
  • 4. Snodhead, a very learned man, professor of Low Dutch and High German in the college of _____ Claus and St
  • 5. * *The sperm whale, as with all other species of the Leviathan, but unlike most other fish, breeds indifferently at all seasons; after a gestation which may probably be set down at nine months, producing but one at a time; though in some few known instances giving birth to an ____ and Jacob:--a contingency provided for in suckling by two teats, curiously situated, one on each side of the anus; but the breasts themselves extend upwards from that
  • 6. Come forth from behind your cotton ____
  • 7. Some six handfuls were obtained; but more was unavoidably lost in the sea, and still more, perhaps, might have been secured were it not for impatient Ahab's loud command to Stubb to desist, and come on board, else the ship would bid them good ___
  • 13. Whenever I find myself growing grim about the mouth; whenever it is a damp, drizzly November in my soul; whenever I find myself involuntarily pausing before coffin warehouses, and bringing up the rear of every funeral I meet; and especially whenever my _____ get such an upper hand of me, that it requires a strong moral principle to prevent me from deliberately stepping into the street, and methodically knocking people's hats off--then, I account it high time to get to sea as soon as I can
  • 14. But the whale-boat has no seat astern, no ____ of that sort whatever, and no tiller at all
  • 15. On the second day, a sail drew near, nearer, and picked me up at ____
  • 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
  • 18. I am so rich, I could have given bid for bid with the wealthiest Praetorians at the auction of the Roman empire (which was the world's); and yet I ___ for the flesh in the tongue I brag with
  • 19. " 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
  • 20. ___ of Project Gutenberg's Moby Dick; or The Whale, by Herman Melville
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