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" When the men see a whale, they get out of their ship into their boats, and row towards him. One man stands at the head of the boat, holding a sharp iron spear in his hand, called a harpoon ; and when the boat comes close to ' the whale, the man throws... "
A Book for Massachusetts Children: In Familiar Letters from a Father - Page 18
by Hosea Hildreth - 1831 - 142 pages
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The North American Spelling Book: Conformed to Worcester's Dictionary, with ...

Levi Washburn Leonard - 1835 - 194 pages large ships ; and when they come where the whales live, they see them playing upon the water. 4. When the men see a whale, they get out of their throws the harpoon at- him with all his might. 5. The harpoon cuts very deep into the soft flesh of the whale, and hurts him very much ; so he dives...
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