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I Read and Enjoyed Moby Dick

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 6 People

    Thanks To My Big Brother

    Although my parents began reading to me when I was very young, it was my brother who most nourished my childhood love of books.  He was two years my senior, so naturally he read better than I did, and naturally I thought he was the coolest thing ever.  I used to love visiting...
    WildMagic WildMagic
    26-30, F
    1 Response Sep 13, 2011

    Bit Of History

    Without Melvill all we would about what it was like to sail in a Nantucket whaling ship would come from dry loges, ledgers, or other such official documents. In Melvills day hardly any of those sailors were literate, so they did not write home (most, even if they could read and...
    krool1969 krool1969
    46-50, M
    Nov 13, 2012

    Stubb's Dream

    In the book Stubb has a dream in which Ahab kicks him with his peg leg. At first Stubb is really angry about this, but then reasons it's not such an insult after all because it's not his real foot. I liked this as I'm an amputee as well, and if Stubb reasons it's ok to be kicked...
    krool1969 krool1969
    46-50, M
    May 10, 2012
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