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?—sea-coal? fire-wood?—lucifer matches?—tinder?—gunpowder?—what the devil is ginger, I say, that you offer this cup to our poor Queequeg here?"
Photographs by Lucy Shupe and Jeanne Rhea.from the beginnings of my Altered MOBY DICK
book by Penny Arrowood.
What a wonderful book to hold and pet. I envy you that. :) As to Ginger...a neighbor gave me a jar of Ginger simple syrup, and also some dried Ginger to add to tea, or grind up, or just pop in my mouth. I think I'll go do just that.
I do like Ginger too. It was so odd to grab a cup and then have that part of the chapter be just where I came to.
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