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The First Draft. . . Moby Duck.
Bob begins to regret his decision to stay for one last drink.
"Let's hear another suggestion besides 'Moby Dick.'"
"Ahab I'm not familiar with. Ever taste Captain Hook?"
"I, for one, don't see how Herman Melville relates to our life style."
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"You'll never believe who's here."
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"One day, I will catch the koi fish that nibbled my left leg."
"Oh, c'mon. I wasn't that terrible!"
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"Have you tried looking in the ocean?"
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"Have ye seen a whale that matches this swatch?"
"Not everyone gets a coffee store chain named after him, eh, 'Ishmael'?"
"There he goes – my great white whale."
"I feel like I have a book in me."
"The name's Moby Richard. Who's he callin' Dick?"
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"Yeah, you have your white whale, but just try avenging a red laser dot."
"Nice to meet you. Say....don't I know you from somewhere?"
"I just love this book!"
"He's harpooned on me, isn't he?"
"Aye, 'tis the elusive Moby Dick!"
Herman Melville Wonders If His Agent Has Oversold Spinoffs from "Moby Dick"
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"And it's Moby Richard to you!"
The extremely unreliable narrator.
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"Well... it seems that late in life they were able to patch things up and became best of friends."