Moby Dick Chapter 37 - 39
Chapter 37 - 39
Ahab prepares for bed, and marvels at how easy it was to get the crew to go along with his wishes.
Starbuck is terrified of the consequences of sailing with Ahab and going along with his plan. He knows it will not lead to any good.
Stubb knows of Starbuck's fear, but he chooses to laugh instead of worry.