Moby Dick Epilogue
Ishmael is the only man left alive from the crew. He had taken Fedellah's place on Ahab's boat, and was tossed aside from the others. After the ship sank, the life-buoy (Queeqeug's coffin), popped up onto the surface, and Ishmael grabbed hold of it. Ignored by the sharks, and on his second day afloat, Ismael is picked up and rescued by the Rachel.