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In Celebration of the 75th Anniversary
of the Lakeside Press Edition of

Moby Dick or The Whale
By Herman Melville
Illustrated by
Rockwell Kent
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UL Volume II, p. 128 UR Volume I, p. 138 LL Volume III p. 108 LR Volume II p. 228

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Volume I, Chapter XXI, Going Aboard p. 143

“But I beat the thing down; and again marking the sleeper, jocularly hinted to Queequeg that perhaps we had best sit up with the body; telling him to establish himself accordingly. He put his hand upon the sleeper’s rear, as though feeling if it was soft enough; and then, without more ado, sat quietly down there.”
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Volume I, Chapter XXIV, The Advocate, p. 156

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Volume I, Chapter XXV, Postscript, p. 163

“Think of that, ye loyal Britons! We whalemen supply your kings and queens with coronation stuff.
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Volume I, Chapter XXVII, Knights and Squires, p.175

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Volume I, Chapter XXX, The Pipe, p. 190

“ When Stubb had departed, Ahab stood for a while leaning over the bulwarks; and then, as had been usual with him of late, calling a sailor of the watch, he sent him below for his ivory stool, and also his pipe.
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Volume I, Chapter XXXII, Cetology, p. 195

“Many are the men, small and great, old and new, landsmen and seamen, who have at large or in little, written of the whale.”
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Volume I, Chapter XXXII, Cetology, p. 212

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Volume I, Chapter XXXVI, The Quarter-Deck p. 236

“[Enter Ahab: Then, all]”
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Volume I, Chapter XL, Midnight, Forecastle, p. 259

“Harpooneers and sailors [Foresail rises and discovers the watch standing, lounging, leaning, and lying in various attitudes, all singing in chorus]”
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Volume I, Chapter XLI, Moby Dick, p. 273

“All that most maddens and torments; all that stirs up the lees of things; all truth with malice in it; all that cracks the sinews and cakes the brain; all the subtle demonisms of life and thought; all evil, to crazy Ahab, were visibly personified, and made practically assailable in Moby Dick.”

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