"That's always your way, Maim
-- always sailing in to help somebody before they're hurt.
"It is as fatal as a murder or any other horror that divides people," he burst out again; "it is more intolerable--to have our life maimed
by petty accidents."
And besides all this, there was a certain lofty bearing about the Pagan, which even his uncouthness could not altogether maim
. He looked like a man who had never cringed and never had had a creditor.
It came to pass, that in the ambergris affair Stubb's after-oarsman chanced so to sprain his hand, as for a time to become quite maimed
; and, temporarily, Pip was put into his place.
And so I could not bring myself to believe that such a gallant tale had been left maimed
and mutilated, and I laid the blame on Time, the devourer and destroyer of all things, that had either concealed or consumed it.