Tuesday, June 26, 2018

If that ain't Moby Dick

"If that ain't Moby Dick may I never live to see Wyndham again, Israel Ponderson said."
Chicago Daily News - June 25, 1887 via GenealogyBank
... Herman Melville makes the superstition connected with "Moby Dick" the basis of one of his wonderful nautical romances; but all heroes have their day, and the famous "white whale," as he was frequently termed, was actually slain a few years ago in the Indian ocean by a captain in the employ of the well-known whaling firm of Williams & Havens of New London, Conn. --"The Burmah Treasure" (chapter 22, The Phantom Island) by Stephen Paul Sheffield, as serialized in the Chicago Daily News, June 25, 1887; found at GenealogyBank.

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