The Whiteness of the Whale

by nkluz

Moby Dick marathon at the New Bedford Whaling Museum – a deeply briny and wordy experience.

“In New Bedford, fathers, they say, give whales for dowers to their daughters, and portion off their nieces with a few porpoises a- piece. You must go to New Bedford to see a brilliant wedding; for, they say, they have reservoirs of oil in every house, and every night recklessly burn their lengths in spermaceti candles.”

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