Mar 12, 11 • Edgar, FeaturedNo Comments »

On this morning I had chosen a new street to explore

On this morning I had chosen a new street to explore
“It is sad, Sola, that you were not born a million years ago,” snapped Sarkoja, “when all the hollows of the land were filled with water, and the peoples were as soft as the stuff they sailed upon. In our day we have progressed to a point where such sentiments mark weakness and atavism. It ...

Mar 12, 11 • FeaturedNo Comments »

They made what they called a serum

They made what they called a serum
Image source “The woodtick sucks the blood of the dog, but the germ, being so very small, goes right into the blood of the body, and there it has many children. In those days there would be as many as a billion—a crab-shell, please—as many as that crab-shell in one man’s body. We called germs ...

Mar 12, 11 • LiteratureNo Comments »

When the entire ship’s company were assembled

When the entire ship’s company were assembled
But on the occasion in question, those dents looked deeper, even as his nervous step that morning left a deeper mark. And, so full of his thought was Ahab, that at every uniform turn that he made, now at the main-mast and now at the binnacle, you could almost see that thought turn in him ...

Mar 12, 11 • AsideNo Comments »

Can you catch the expression of the Sperm Whale’s there?

Ere this, you must have plainly seen the truth of what I started with—that the Sperm Whale and the Right Whale have almost entirely different heads To sum up, then: in the Right Whale’s there is no great well of sperm; no ivory teeth at all; no long, slender mandible of a lower jaw, like ...
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