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    Moby Dick

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    Can any volunteer tell me what is the "Whale line" in question in chapter 60 please? I don't understand...
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    Hello, Lalla, welcome to the forum.
    I would love to help you, but unfortunately, I do not have my copy of Moby Dick anywhere nearby. If you could quote the context, perhaps the paragraph, I could certainly help. I would call myself no expert on Melville's crown work, but adored the novel.
    I hope to hear from you soon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lalla View Post
    Hello
    Can any volunteer tell me what is the "Whale line" in question in chapter 60 please? I don't understand...
    bye
    hi lalla, though i loathed the book, a whale line is simply the rope that is attached to the harpoon the whalers use to attack the whale.

    heres a link if youd like to read a bit more:
    http://www.whalecraft.net/Harpoons.html

    mono, if you are interested, moby dick is one of lit net's complete searchable text books.

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    OK thank you very much! I thought the line was some immaterial concept...
    the explanation much simplifies things!
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