Was there ever …

Was there ever such unconsciousness? He did not seem to think that he at all deserved a medal from the Humane and Magnanimous Societies. He only asked for water–fresh water–something to wipe the brine off; that done, he put on dry clothes, lighted his pipe, and leaning against the bulwarks, and mildly eyeing those around him, seemed to be saying to himself–“It’s a mutual, joint-stock world, in all meridians. We cannibals must help these Christians.”

Moby Dick by Herman Melville: Chapter 13

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