shaggy and thick, and I thought a little damp, as though this mysterious harpooneer had been wearing

shaggy and thick, and I thought a little damp, as though this mysterious harpooneer had been wearing

- I sat down on the side of the bed, and commenced thinking about this head-peddling harpooneer, and his door mat. After thinking some time

Indian moccasin. There was a hole or slit in the middle of this mat, as you see the same in South Am

Indian moccasin. There was a hole or slit in the middle of this mat, as you see the same in South Am

- would get into a door mat, and parade the streets of any Christian town in that sort of guise? I put it on, to try it, and it weighed me down like

But what is this on the chest? I took it up, and held it close to the light, and felt it, and smelt

But what is this on the chest? I took it up, and held it close to the light, and felt it, and smelt

- concerning it. I can compare it to nothing but a large door mat, ornamented at the edges with little tinkling tags something like the stained

striking a whale. Of things not properly belonging to the room, there was a hammock lashed up, and t

striking a whale. Of things not properly belonging to the room, there was a hammock lashed up, and t

- containing the harpooneer’s wardrobe, no doubt in lieu of a land trunk. Likewise, there was a parcel of outlandish bone fish hooks on the shelf

Folding back the counterpane, I stooped over the bed. Though none of the most elegant, it yet stood

Folding back the counterpane, I stooped over the bed. Though none of the most elegant, it yet stood

- besides the bedstead and centre table, could see no other furniture belonging to the place, but a rude shelf, the four walls, and a papered

I considered the matter a moment, and then up stairs we went, and I was ushered into a small room, c

I considered the matter a moment, and then up stairs we went, and I was ushered into a small room, c

- “There,” said the landlord, placing the candle on a crazy old sea chest that did double duty as a wash-stand and centre table; “there, make yourself

wouldn’t do. Come along here, I’ll give ye a glim in a jiffy;” and so saying he lighted a candle and

wouldn’t do. Come along here, I’ll give ye a glim in a jiffy;” and so saying he lighted a candle and

- looking at a clock in the corner, he exclaimed “I vum it’s Sunday—you won’t see that harpooneer to-night; he’s come to anchor somewhere

“He pays reg’lar,” was the rejoinder. “But come, it’s getting dreadful late, you had better be turni

“He pays reg’lar,” was the rejoinder. “But come, it’s getting dreadful late, you had better be turni

- were spliced. There’s plenty of room for two to kick about in that bed; it’s an almighty big bed that. Why, afore we give it up, Sal used to put our Sam

This account cleared up the otherwise unaccountable mystery, and showed that the landlord, after all

This account cleared up the otherwise unaccountable mystery, and showed that the landlord, after all

- think of a harpooneer who stayed out of a Saturday night clean into the holy Sabbath, engaged in such a cannibal business as selling the head

wanted to, last Sunday, but I stopped him just as he was goin’ out of the door with four heads strun

wanted to, last Sunday, but I stopped him just as he was goin’ out of the door with four heads strun

- This account cleared up the otherwise unaccountable mystery, and showed that the landlord, after all, had had no idea of fooling me—but

been tellin’ you of has just arrived from the south seas, where he bought up a lot of ’balmed New Ze

been tellin’ you of has just arrived from the south seas, where he bought up a lot of ’balmed New Ze

- and that one he’s trying to sell to-night, cause to-morrow’s Sunday, and it would not do to be sellin’ human heads about the streets when folks

selling his head, which if true I take to be good evidence that this harpooneer is stark mad, and I’

selling his head, which if true I take to be good evidence that this harpooneer is stark mad, and I’

- “Wall,” said the landlord, fetching a long breath, “that’s a purty long sarmon for a chap that rips a little now and then. But be easy,

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