Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Moby Dick Ch. 30: The Pipe

The following is from a work-in-progress called "Moby Dick: a Book Report" in which I read each chapter of Herman Melville's classic novel Moby Dick, and write about what I read.

Ahab now sits alone on the deck of the Pequod, smoking his pipe.  Melville describes him as “a king of the sea; and a great lord of Leviathans,” and compares him to old Norse kings.  Unfortunately, Ahab is too disturbed to take comfort from his pipe-smoking.  He casts his pipe into the sea.

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