Moby-Dick - Chapters 91-92 Summary & Analysis

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Chapters 91-92 Summary

Stubb has a bit of fun with the French crew of a whaling boat that has come upon one of the dead whales marked as the Pequod's. Instead of blatantly demanding the whale, Stubb uses humor and intelligence to outsmart the Rose-bud's green captain. The crew of the Rose-bud knows they won't get any oil out of the deceased animal and is glad to go along with Stubb's joke. Together they convince the captain the dead whales will make the captain and his crew sick and that they must clear the area as soon as possible. After the ship leaves, Stubb removes from the whale a substance known as Ambergis, which is highly coveted by druggists for use in colognes.

Chapters 91-92 Analysis

In a rather humorous departure from the dry tone of the past few chapters, Ishmael tells the story of the Pequod's meeting...

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