First line of moby dick. The reader is not told how long after the voyage Ishmael begins to tell his adventure, the second sentence's "some years ago" being the only clue.
What do they here?
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What is the chief element he employs?
And as for going as cook,- though I confess there is considerable glory in that, a cook being a sort of officer on ship-board- yet, somehow, I never fancied broiling fowls;- though once broiled, judiciously buttered, and judgmatically salted and peppered, there is no one who will speak more respectfully, not to say reverentially, of ebony gal nude broiled fowl than I will.
There is magic in it.
With other men, perhaps, such things would not have been inducements; but as for me, I am tormented with an everlasting itch for things remote.
Take almost any path you please, and ten to one it carries you down in a dale, and leaves you there by a pool in the stream.