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These reflections just here are occasioned by the circumstance that after we were all seated at the table, and I was preparing to hear some good stories about whaling; to my no small surprise, nearly every man maintained a profound silence.

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A strange, apostolic whim having seized him, he had left Neskyeuna for Nantucket where with that cunning peculiar to craziness, he assumed a steady common-sense exterior and offered himself as a green-hand candidate for the Jeroboam's whaling voyage.

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