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Enclosing a considerable area , and built of rounded shingles , it was in form a
perfect octagon . The eaves were from twelve to fifteen feet from the ground , and
the roof shot up on every side to a point , on which was perched a sort of cupola ...
quoth he , and without saying another word , broke from his companions
suddenly , and winding the reins round his wrist , and clinging with his legs to the
reeking beast , plunged over the threshhold , and through the church . Now it
is the light , when couched in honeyed phrase , is too apt to be absorbed by its
medium , playing round the ear , and delighting it with many harmonies , but
dimly breaking upon the heart . It was upon this spot , many years afterward , that
No view can be more imposing , than that presented by the island , in sailing
round it , under the shadows of overhanging cliffs , beholding on all sides huge
masses of rock , crumbled and fallen from some dizzy height upon the shore
Round the point , ' said he , “ are Indians , with a great many furs ; their canoes
are almost sinking . The trader , anxious to obtain them , did not hesitate to follow
. When they passed round the point , ' Do you see nothing ? said the chief .
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Previous review noting missing pages 380 and 381 is not correct. There are not duplicated scanned pages and I found both missing pages to be intact and included.
pp. 380 and 381, in the middle of "Mocha Dick," are missing. pp. 377 and then 376 appear to have been scanned twice instead