Moby Monday — St. Valentine’s Day massacre

In Chapter 41 of Moby-Dick, Ishmael writes that Ahab piled onto Moby Dick’s hump all the rage and hate ever felt by mankind and then, “as if his chest had been a mortar, he burst his hot heart’s shell upon it.”

In honor of Valentine’s Day, here’s a lovelorn cartoonist who took that whole flying-heart concept in a different direction. (The text is from Chapter 135.)

Margaret Guroff is editor and publisher of Power Moby-Dick.

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Washington DC writer, teacher, magazine editor.

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