Deborah Hauser

Self inflicted Gaunt spare laid bare

Ready Moby-Dick Day 11

Chapter 11 Nightgown Ishmael and Queequeg in bed together again.

Another insurance reference: “I no more felt unduly concerned for the landlord’s policy of insurance.”

And Ishmael’s opinion  on sleeping in the cold “like the one warm spark in the heart of an arctic crystal.” I could have used this advice earlier this week  when it was freezing.

We had lain thus

but now he spoke

by contrast

our essences; skeleton

nothing exists

in itself

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