Moby-Dick - Chapters 100-101 Summary & Analysis

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Chapters 100-101 Summary

Here, the crew of the Pequod meets with a ship by the name of the Samuel Enderby. Like Ahab, the captain of this ship has also lost a limb to Moby Dick. Once Ahab sees the man's ivory arm and hears the White Whale was responsible, he quickly transfers to the other boat to hear the full story. It appears that although Moby Dick caused the wound which resulted in his arm being amputated, this captain holds no malice toward the whale, and does not seek another encounter with him. As soon as Ahab hears the direction in which the whale was last seen, he immediately goes back to the Pequod to track down the creature.

In the following chapter, Ishmael tells the story of the family of Samuel Enderby who financed the first English whaling voyage. Ishmael also tells of how many years later...

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