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All men live enveloped in whale-lines. All are born with halters round their necks; but it is only when caught in the swift, sudden turn of death, that mortals realize the silent, subtle, ever present perils of life. Call me Ishmael. Some years ago--never mind how long precisely--having little or no money in my purse, and nothing particular to interest me on shore, I thought I would sail about a little and see the watery part of the world. It is a way I have of driving off the spleen and regulating the circulation.
These quotations from Moby-Dick all refer to the main character, Ishmael, and his close friend, the harpooner Queequeg. It is not down in any map; true places never are. Based on other evidence in the novel, Queequeg appears to have come from New Zealand.
Quote 3: "'Starboard gangway, there! Quote 4: "Queequeg was a native of Kovoko, an island far away to the West and South. It is not down in any map; true places never are.