and meet their three-fold captain, but one third
of their holy host is missing, the ghost.
The captains demand a statement of faith.
Ishmael steps forward to testify that
Queequeg is of the brotherhood of man.
On the Pequod’s deck, Peleg examines
Queequeg, challenges the harpooner’s arm.
Leaping into a whaleboat, Queequeg hurls
his massive harpoon and strikes a tar spot
across the deck. Peleg needs nothing more.
So, in the register, he makes his mark.