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September 19, 2004

To Sea Again

Call me Ishmael. Some years ago - never mind how long precisely - having little or no money in my purse, and nothing particular to interest me on shore, I thought I would sail about a little and see the watery part of the world. It is a way I have of driving off the spleen, and regulating the circulation. Whenever I find myself growing grim about the mouth; whenever it is a damp, drizzly November in my soul; whenever I find myself involuntarily pausing before coffin warehouses, and bringing up the rear of every funeral I meet; and especially whenever my hypos get such an upper hand of me, that it requires a strong moral principle to prevent me from deliberately stepping into the street, and methodically knocking people's hats off - then, I account it high time to get to sea as soon as I can.
--Ishmael from Herman Melville's Moby Dick
Read a really COOOL Last Minute Book Report on this Book, Moby Dick

Source: Prineton University's Moby Dick Online Chapter i - Loomings

Posted by niganit at September 19, 2004 5:06 PM
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