Not until the camp was wrapped in the quiet of slumber did Sing Lee
return--stealthy and mysterious--to creep under cover of a moonless night to the door of the workshop.
The jibs behind me cracked aloud, the rudder slammed to, the whole ship gave a sickening heave and shudder, and at the same moment the main-boom swung inboard, the sheet groaning in the blocks, and showed me the lee
In the bungalow at Mill Valley he lived alone, save for Lee
Sing, the Chinese cook and factotum, who knew much about the strangeness of his master, who was paid well for saying nothing, and who never did say anything.
Had you stepped on board the Pequod at a certain juncture of this post-mortemizing of the whale; and had you strolled forward nigh the windlass, pretty sure am I that you would have scanned with no small curiosity a very strange, enigmatical object, which you would have seen there, lying along lengthwise in the lee
Norris, "which are both very important considerations; and it will be just the same to Miss Lee
whether she has three girls to teach, or only two--there can be no difference.
A very excited officer yelled at them through a speaking- trumpet, and she lay and lollopped helplessly on the water while Disko ran the "We're Here" under her lee
and gave the skipper a piece of his mind.