Many people have sent us gifts of Moby-Dick. All of them are treasured, and will be treasured for ever. The editor is so happy to announce that his daughter is expecting her first and the editor's first grand child. As so, this gift from a wonderful neighbor here in the center of the Capital City of the Empire State, comes so timely into our possession. Its the perfect gift, and we can not wait to read Melvilles classic to our grandson once we get to hold him in our arms!
The Cozy Classic is PERFECT, here we quote the entire text of this ultra abridged edition:
Boat - captain - leg - mad - sail - find - whale - chase - smash - sink - float
Each page is a word and the next is an image in felt. What could be more perfect? A MOBY DICK marathon would take just minutes....
Chapter XIV Nantucket
Look now at the wondrous traditional story of how this island was settled by the red-men. Thus goes the legend. In olden times an eagle swooped down upon the New England coast, and carried off an infant Indian in his talons. With loud lament the parents saw their child borne out of sight over the wide waters. They resolved to follow in the same direction. Setting out in their canoes, after a perilous passage they discovered the island, and there they found an empty ivory casket, - the poor little Indian's skeleton.
Children bring hope for the future. No matter what or how, children enliven us, enrich us, love us.