reading of Chapter 72: The Monkey Line
came to the paragraph below! I had
many choices for afternoon tea and here
I am with a cup of Ginger tea while this
is being read to me.
It was like I was on the ship.
From the Annotated Moby Dick;
"Ginger? Do I smell ginger?" suspiciously asked Stubb, coming near. " Yes, this must be ginger," peering into the as yet untasted cup. Then standing as if incredulous for a while, he calmly walked towards the astonished steward slowly saying, "Ginger? ginger? and will you have the goodness to tell me, Mr. Dough-Boy, where lies the virtue of ginger? Ginger! is ginger the sort of fuel you use, Dough-Boy, to kindle a fire in this shivering cannibal? Ginger!—what the devil is ginger?— fire-wood?———gunpowder?—what the devil is ginger, I say, that you offer this cup to our poor Queequeg here?"
from the beginnings of my Altered MOBY DICK
book by Penny Arrowood.