He was forty-five then and already he had begun the practice of filling his pock- ets with the scraps of paper
that became hard balls and were thrown away.
The paint and paper
look as if a boys' school had used it.
As we were walking down the end of the wharf towards the ship, Queequeg carrying his harpoon, Captain Peleg in his gruff voice loudly hailed us from his wigwam, saying he had not suspected my friend was a cannibal, and furthermore announcing that he let no cannibals on board that craft, unless they previously produced their papers
It is like saying that the best daily paper
in New York is published out in New Jersey somewhere.
First we had supper, and then tramped up and down the deck together smoking till most midnight; then we went and set down in my stateroom and locked the doors and looked in the piece of paper
to see if the di'monds was all right, then laid it on the lower berth right in full sight; and there we set, and set, and by-and-by it got to be dreadful hard to keep awake.
Look well upon that gentleman, my learned friend there," pointing to him who had tossed the paper
over, "and then look well upon the prisoner.
came in two, and the soldier fell--but at that moment he was swallowed by a great fish.
Before going to sleep he was sufficiently wide awake to put a paper
bag over his head to keep off the flies.
I knew that he understood Arabic very well, and could not only speak but also write it; but before I disclosed the whole matter to him, I asked him to read for me this paper
which I had found by accident in a hole in my cell.
He had to give threepence for a copy of that paper
Yes; I am a supercargo; pen, ink, and paper
are my tools, and without my tools I am fit for nothing.
The fire was burning brightly, and in the grate there was a mass of black, fluffy ashes, as of burned paper
, while the brass box stood open and empty beside it.