Deborah Hauser

Self inflicted Gaunt spare laid bare

Reading Moby-Dick Chapter 46

Chapter 46 Surmises 

…keep a bright look-out, and not omit reporting even a porpoise.

Ishmael surmises what Ahab is thinking. Ahab, having impulsively revealed the true reason for the Pequod’s voyage, must guard against rebellion and hold out the hope of monetary riches to  maintain the crew’s loyalty.

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