Annual Moby-Dick Marathon, Saturday Jan 7 at noon US Eastern

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07 Jan 2017, 10:09 pm

"One serene and moonlight night, when all the waves rolled by like scrolls of silver, and, by their soft, suffusing seethings, made what seemed a silvery silence, not a solitude: on such a silent night a silvery jet was seen far in advance of the white bubbles at the bow. Lit up by the moon, it looked celestial; seemed some plumed and glittering god uprising from the sea."

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08 Jan 2017, 12:59 am

"It was a Saturday night, and such a Sabbath as followed! Ex officio professors of Sabbath breaking are all whalemen. The ivory Pequod was turned into what seemed a shamble; every sailor a butcher. You would have thought we were offering up ten thousand red oxen to the sea gods."

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08 Jan 2017, 11:17 am

Three years condensed now to 24 hours. The final chase is about to begin.

"That night, in the mid-watch, when the old man -- as his wont at intervals -- stepped forth from the scuttle in which he leaned, and went to his pivot-hole, he suddenly thrust out his face fiercely, snuffing up the sea air as a sagacious ship's dog will, in drawing nigh to some barbarous isle. He declared that a whale must be near."

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08 Jan 2017, 12:10 pm

"Men, this gold is mine, for I earned it; but I shall let it abide here till the White Whale is dead; and then, whosoever of ye first raises him, upon the day he shall be killed, this gold is that man's; and if on that day I shall again raise him, then, ten times its sum shall be divided among all of ye!"

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08 Jan 2017, 12:58 pm

"The drama's done."

And I only am escaped alone to tell thee.

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09 Jan 2017, 2:09 am

Darmok wrote:
"better to sleep with a sober cannibal than a drunken Christian"

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Queequeg was by far my favorite character in the book.


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