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Moby-Dick Chapter Summary & Analysis - Chapters 13-14 Summary

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Chapters 13-14 Summary

After settling his and Queequeg's bill at the Inn, Ishmael and Queequeg set off to meet the ship that will carry them to Nantucket. They carry their things in a wheelbarrow, a circumstance that brings to Queequeg's mind the first time he met a wheelbarrow. Misinterpreting its use, he tied his clothes chest to the wheeled tool, and then carried both upon his shoulder. Ishmael contends Queequeg should have known better, a statement that brings on another story from Queequeg. This story is about a ship captain who accepts an invitation to a wedding feast on the island of Kokovoko. The captain mistakes the sacred punch bowl of coconut milk as a place to wash his hands. In both instances, both the captain and Queequeg were laughed at because they were unaware of the customs of the people they visited with.

Once on board the...

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