And besides all this, there was a certain lofty bearing about the Pagan, which even his uncouthness could not altogether maim. He looked like a man who had never cringed and never had had a creditor.

from Herman Melville – Moby-Dick (Chap. 10: A Bosom Friend) on Rap Genius


Ishmael continues to hint at Queequeg’s royal background by describing his regal bearing (without ever using that exact phrase).

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