Moby Dick Chapter 42 The Whiteness of The Whale
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CHAPTER 42. The Whiteness of The Whale.
"What the white whale was to Ahab, has been hinted; what, at times, he was to me, as yet remains unsaid. ... whiteness of the whale that above all things appalled me."
This chapter is a rather strange metaphysical rumination on the colour white. It is too long, but helps build the atmosphere of trepidation attending on the journey to find the white whale. Light, albatrosses, the 24 elders, everything else that is white, gets a mention.