Illustration for Melville's Moby Dick1930 by Rockwell Kent

Volume I, Chapter III, The Spouter-Inn, p. 33
“First he takes about a double handful of shavings out of his grego pocket, and places them carefully before the idol; then laying a bit of ship biscuit on tip and applying the flame from the lamp, he kindled the shavings into a sacrificial blaze.”
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