It belongs to me and Captain Bildad to see the Pequod fitted out for the voyage, and supplied with all her needs, including crew.
It turned out to be Captain Bildad, who along with Captain Peleg was one of the largest owners of the vessel; the other shares, as is sometimes the case in these ports, being held by a crowd of old annuitants; widows, fatherless children, and chancery wards; each owning about the value of a timber head, or a foot of plank, or a nail or two in the ship.
I had heard something of both Captain Peleg and his unaccountable old crony Bildad; how that they being the principal proprietors of the Pequod, therefore the other and more inconsiderable and scattered owners, left nearly the whole management of the ship's affairs to these two.
Well, Captain Bildad, interrupted Peleg, what d'ye say, what lay shall we give this young man?
Well, old Bildad, you are determined that I, for one, shall not lay up many lays here below, where moth and rust do corrupt.
Bildad, say that again to me, and start my soul-bolts, but I'll--I'll--yes, I'll swallow a live goat with all his hair and horns on.
I know Captain Ahab well; I've sailed with him as mate years ago; I know what he is--a good man --not a pious, good man, like Bildad, but a swearing good man --something like me --only there's a good deal more of him.
The 40th Kenya Communication Sports Organization (Kecoso) games, which ended in Kisii on Saturday, lived up to their theme of "taking sports to the people."Kecoso national chairman Bildad
Kisero, in collaboration with the Kisii County Government and the locals, deserve kudos for a great week of sport.
I wonder if in today's Kenya, we have anyone like Oginga Odinga, Bildad
Khagia, Koitalel Aamoei, Ronald Ngala andMasinde Muliro, who seized the moment and fought against colonialism.
There, as the Pequod departs Nantucket, Ishmael revels in Bildad
's chanting a hymn by Isaac Watts that evokes the crossing of the Israelites into the land of Canaan (Melville, 104); similarly, Ahab, misappropriating Mosaic identity and wandering, has "for forty years" made "war on the horrors of the deep" (543).