Not always happy but always happy to be Catholic.
"Betty, go to Snarles the Painter, and tell him to paint me a sign, with—'no suicides permitted here, and no smoking in the parlor;'—might as well kill both birds at once."
Melville can be very funny, and there are parts of Moby that are hilarious. I found Ishmael's first meeting with Queequeg outrageoulsy funny, and as well as his that interview with Captain Peleg.
Long, long before the end of MOBY DICK I was cheering for the whale.- Mack in Kirbyville