Jeremy Harding: Moby-Dick, 31 October 2002
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“... printer’s ink, buttons, dice, catfood, soap, machine lubricant, surgical thread, ordnance. When Raymond Chandler found himself stringing tennis rackets for a living, he was probably working with bits of whale tendon. Nowadays, there are substitutes for most whale parts, including the tendon. The International Whaling Commission, which came into being almost ...”