Wednesday, October 14, 2009

their hearts were bowled along

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

...The hand of Fate had snatched all their souls; and by the stirring perils of the previous day; the rack of the past night's suspense; the fixed, unfearing, blind, reckless way in which their wild craft went plunging towards its flying mark; by all these things, their hearts were bowled along. The wind that made great bellies of their sails, and rushed the vessel on by arms invisible as irresistible; this seemed the symbol of that unseen agency which so enslaved them to the race...
~ Herman Melvilee, Moby Dick, 1851


jacqueline said...

ano daw sabi? di ko naarok! :P

Angeli said...

the entire book is like that- all 800++ pages of it! hahah.. it was a fun read, though. :)

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