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Q: Moby Dick Chapter 99

William GrannisIn Chapter 99 ("The Doubloon") of Moby Dick, Flask comments that the doubloon is worth 16 dollars, and, at two cents a cigar, that will get him 960 cigars. But if each cigar is two cents, then you can buy 50 for a dollar. 50 x 16 = 800, which isn't 960. Is this a math mistake on the part of th...

 
 
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Q: Has the The Duel by Joseph Conrad been published in any recent story collections?

ScribblerI'm a fan of the Ridley Scott film The Duellists (1977) which is based on the story The Duel by Joseph Conrad. I would like to read the original story, but whenever I search for paperback collections of Conrad's stories in used book stores they never include The Duel. Sure, I could read the the...

 

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