Moby Dick Chapter 58 Brit
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A glorious languid sail through the Indian Ocean - surrounded by peaceful indolent right whales eating brit
Crozetts (obsolete) the Prince Edward Islands, 2000 miles south east of the southern tip of Africa, -46.91 ,37.74.
On the second day, numbers of Right Whales were seen, who, secure from the attack of a Sperm Whaler like the Pequod, with open jaws sluggishly swam through the brit, which, adhering to the fringing fibres of that wondrous Venetian blind in their mouths, was in that manner separated from the water that escaped at the lip. As morning mowers, who side by side slowly and seethingly advance their scythes through the long wet grass of marshy meads; even so these monsters swam, making a strange, grassy, cutting sound; and leaving behind them endless swaths of blue upon the yellow sea.
Melville digresses into a meditation on the power of the ocean
A Right Whale