Moby Dick


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Moby Dick

pursued by Ahab and crew of Pequod. [Am. Lit.: Moby Dick]
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Moby Dick

white whale pursued relentlessly by Captain Ahab; “It was the whiteness of the whale that above all things appalled me.” [Am. Lit.: Moby Dick]
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But in this story, Moby Dick is “A gentle creature, friend of man, but shy of those who live on land.
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And you may see some Moby Dick you'll want to harpoon.
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