"If there yet lurked any ice of indifference towards me in the Pagan's breast, this pleasant, genial smoke we had, soon thawed it out, and left us cronies. He seemed to take to me quite as naturally and unbiddenly as I to him; and when our smoke was over, he pressed his forehead against mine, clasped me round the waist, and said that henceforth we were married; meaning, in his country's phrase, that we were bosom friends; he would gladly die for me, if need should be. In a countryman, this sudden flame of friendship would have seemed far too premature, a thing to be much distrusted; but in this simple savage those old rules would not apply." --Moby Dick, Chapter 10 : "A Bosom Friend"
Sunday, August 7, 2011
Moby Dick - Doodles
So, I'm working on reading Moby Dick by Herman Melville right now... I'm about half way through. It's hard to put down! I absolutely love Ishmael and Queequeg. They have such a strong and awesome friendship! And they, when together, are mostly always hilarious. Sarcastic humor at it's best!! I can't pick a favorite part... It's all good.
"Let me make a clean breast of it here, and frankly admit that I kept but sorry guard. With the problem of the universe revolving in me, how could I--being left completely to myself at such a thought-engendering altitude--how could I but lightly hold my obligations to observe all whale-ships' standing orders, 'Keep your weather eye open, and sing out every time.'" --Moby Dick, Chapter 35 : "The Mast Head"