Deborah Hauser

Self inflicted Gaunt spare laid bare

Reading Moby-Dick Chapter 28

Chapter 28 Ahab 

…but moody stricken Ahab stood before them with a  crucifixion in his face; in all the nameless regal overbearing dignity of some mighty woe.

Captain Ahab finally appears after several days at sea. The mark on his face is the subject of much discussion amount the crew: is it a birthmark or a scar?

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