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Its White and Turbid Wake: Happy Birthday Moby-Dick!


On October 18th, raise your “long, barbed steel goblets” and whet your harpoons, for Herman Melville’s Moby-Dick is another year older. Live the literature: have a whale steak, embark upon some sort of fiery hunt after a beast with an inscrutable malice sinewing it, philosophize in the crow’s nest, pilot your ship downward to Davy Jones, etc. Or just do some quality quaffing. “Death to Moby Dick! God hunt us all, if we do not hunt Moby Dick to his death!”