Moby Dick; Or The Whale (8 x 8)

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  • 1. him ____ small-e fish-e; Queequeg no kill-e so small-e fish-e; Queequeg kill-e big whale
  • 5. And now it is struck; for, starting from his trance into that unspeakable thing called his "flurry," the monster horribly wallowed in his blood, overwrapped himself in impenetrable, mad, boiling spray, so that the imperilled craft, instantly dropping astern, had much ___ blindly to struggle out from that phrensied twilight into the clear air of the day
  • 8. Furthermore, as his windpipe solely opens into the tube of his spouting canal, and as that long canal--like the grand ____ Canal--is furnished with a sort of locks (that open and shut) for the downward retention of air or the upward exclusion of water, therefore the whale has no voice; unless you insult him by saying, that when he so strangely rumbles, he talks through his nose
  • 9. Yet, when by this collision forced to turn towards home, and for long months of days and weeks, Ahab and anguish lay stretched together in one hammock, rounding in ___ winter that dreary, howling Patagonian Cape; then it was, that his torn body and gashed soul bled into one another; and so interfusing, made him mad
  • 10. And as for the other whale, why, I'll agree to get more oil by chopping up and trying out these three masts of ours, than he'll get from that bundle of bones; though, now that I think of it, it may contain something worth a good ____ more than oil; yes, ambergris
  • 11. ___ of Project Gutenberg's Moby Dick; or The Whale, by Herman Melville
  • 12. But as the last whelmings intermixingly poured themselves over the sunken head of the Indian at the mainmast, leaving a few inches of the erect spar yet visible, together with ____ streaming yards of the flag, which calmly undulated, with ironical coincidings, over the destroying billows they almost touched;--at that instant, a red arm and a hammer hovered backwardly uplifted in the open air, in the act of nailing the flag faster and yet faster to the subsiding spar
  • 14. At length as the craft was ____ 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 thus 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
  • 16. "I turn my body from the ___
  • 17. Think of it; sleeping all night in the same room with a wide awake pagan on his ____ in this dreary, unaccountable Ramadan
  • 21. True ___ thou, lad, as the circumference to its centre
  • 22. They must lead somewhere--to something ____ than common land, more palmy than the palms
  • 23. 144,000 ___
  • 24. down the ____ of the spare boats and rig them--Mr
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  • 1. And now poor Stubb goes to ___ upon a mattrass that is all too soft; would it were stuffed with brushwood
  • 2. 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
  • 3. For by a Portuguese Catholic priest, this very idea of Jonah's going to Nineveh ___ the Cape of Good Hope was advanced as a signal magnification of the general miracle
  • 4. So soon as he recovered himself, the poor little negro was assailed by _____ and execrations from the crew
  • 5. But I must be content with only one more and a concluding illustration; a remarkable and most significant one, by which you will not fail to see, that not only is the most marvellous event in this book corroborated by plain facts of the present day, but that these marvels (like all marvels) are mere repetitions of the ages; so that for the millionth time we say ____ with Solomon--Verily there is nothing new under the sun
  • 6. ____, dong, ____
  • 7. "Sway me up, men; ye have been deceived; not Moby Dick casts one ___ jet that way, and then disappears
  • 13. " Diving beneath the settling ship, the whale ran quivering along its keel; but turning under water, swiftly shot to the surface again, far off the _____ bow, but within a few yards of Ahab's boat, where, for a time, he lay quiescent
  • 14. I know that this queer adventure of the Gay-Header's will be sure to seem incredible to some landsmen, though they themselves may have either seen or heard of some one's falling into a cistern ashore; an accident which not seldom happens, and with much less reason too than the Indian's, considering the exceeding slipperiness of the ____ of the Sperm Whale's well
  • 15. 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 ____ 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 torso of a deceased landed proprietor merely on account of the inordinate possessions yet owned and rented in his name
  • 16. Arter that, ___ said it wouldn't do
  • 18. See with what entire freedom the wh___man takes his handful of lamps--often but old bottles and vials, though--to the copper cooler at the try-works, and replenishes them there, as mugs of ___ at a vat
  • 19. And, as for me, if, by any possibility, there be any as yet undiscovered prime thing in me; if I shall ever deserve any real repute in that small but high hushed world which I might not be unreasonably ambitious of; if hereafter I shall do anything that, upon the whole, a man might rather have done than to have left undone; if, at my death, my executors, or more properly my creditors, find any precious ___
  • 20. ___ the sail; out oars; the helm
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