Moby Dick Chapter 31 Queen Mab
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Stubb's dream of a fight with Ahab, and a badger-haired old merman takes him by the shoulders, his stern stuck full of marlinspikes, with the points out. Says I, on second thoughts, 'I guess I won't kick you, old fellow.' the merman says 'you were kicked by a great man, and with a beautiful ivory leg, Stubb. It's an honour'
As I recall, Queen Mab is queen of the fairies, acquainted with Merlin, but she does not figure in this chapter except the title.