Jack Pendarvis's Moby-Dick
But, hey, people believe in the devil.
“Have you seen the white whale?” Ahab asks.
I paused there as if for my own laughter, which did not come.
Who’s not a cannibal?
“Tell those sharks to be—to calm down!”
Obscene in its delicacy, the scene, as Stubb… I don’t know what word to use!
So... watch out for the whale-line.
The sea will crush your boat without thinking twice
“I want my body to be brought out at meetings, and put it at the head of the table in a glass case, and it’ll be like I’m… there.”