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Day 27

Moby-Dick by Herman Melville

Chapters 120-126

April 15, 2022 by Yiyun Li

“I wonder, Flask, whether the world is anchored anywhere; if she is, she swings with an uncommon long cable, though.” Pequod is a strange ship: she turns everyone on board into a philosopher, a poet, a dramatist, and a prophet.

“Their fear of Ahab was greater than their fear of Fate.” Here’s why tyranny never goes extinct.

With the wailing of the seals, the novel now enters an eerie fever dream, the realm of having an end in the middle and the beginning at the end.

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