These bashful bears, these timid warrior whalemen, in the negro heart of Africa, which was the sum of poor Mungo's performances this kind of travel, I may not be the very best mode of attaining a high social polish.
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The Black Whale. The Great Whale. The True Whale. the Right Whale. There is a deal of obscurity concerning the identity of the species thus multitudinously baptised. What then is the whale, which I include in the second species of my Folios? It is the Great Mysticetus of the English naturalists - the Greenland Whale of the English whalemen.
Ahab’s harpoon, the one forged at Perth’s fire, remained firmly lashed in its conspicuous crotch, so that it projected beyond his whale-boat’s bow the sea that had stove. For even so it is in all material factories.
A strange, apostolic whim having seized him, he had left Neskyeuna for Nantucket where with that cunning peculiar to craziness, he assumed a steady common-sense exterior and offered himself as a green-hand candidate for the Jeroboam's whaling voyage.