"But the suddenly started Pequod was not quick enough to escape the sound of the splash that the corpse soon made as it struck the sea; not so quick, indeed, but that some of the flying bubbles might have sprinkled her hull with their ghostly baptism."
Musing: The Pequod meets another ship. The Delight has encountered Moby Dick and has 5 dead men to bury in the sea as a result of that encounter. As Ahab tries to avoid seeing the last dead sailor tossed off the Delight, the Pequod is splashed. Another bit of foreshadowing amidst gorgeous language.