Captain Ahab put the spyglass down on the ship's table with a grunt of satisfaction. There was no doubt about it; the indistinct pale shape on the starboard horizon was Moby Dick. Was his long search at an end? Hastily he uncorked a bottle of rum and poured its contents into a tumbler. Raising this in the direction of the distant whale, he murmured to himself "A toast - to the fair fluke!"
Greenblatt, M. H.
"To the Fair Fluke!,"
Word Ways: Vol. 4
, Article 11.
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