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"But wherefore it was that after having repeatedly smelt the sea as a merchant sailor, I should now take it into my head to go on a whaling voyage; this the invisible police officer of the Fates, who has the constant surveillance of me, and secretly dogs me, and influences me in some unaccountable way - he can better answer than any one else." Chapter 1, pg. 7

"In this world, shipmates, sin that pays its way can travel freely, and without a passport; whereas Virture, if a pauper, is stopped at all frontiers." Chapter 9, pg. 49.

"She was a ship of old school, rather small if anything; with an old fashioned claw-footed look about her." Chapter 16, pg. 77

"He's a grand, ungodly, god-like man, Captain Ahab; doesn't speak much; but when he does speak, then you may well listen. Chapter 16, pg. 88

"I know, too, that ever since he lost his leg last...

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