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  • From the Pequod Meets the Delight

The Daily Dick: Musings on the Greatest Novel Ever

"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.

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