When serenely advancing on one of these journeys, if any strange suspicious sights are seen, my lord whale keeps a wary eye on his interesting family. High times, indeed, if unprincipled young rakes like him are to be permitted to invade the sanctity of domestic bliss; though do what the Bashaw will, he cannot keep the most notorious Lothario out of his bed; for, alas!
- Should any unwarrantably
- pert young Leviathan coming that way,
- presume to draw confidentially
- close to one of the ladies, with what prodigious
- fury the Bashaw assails him, and chases him away!
all fish bed in common. As ashore, the ladies often cause the most terrible duels among their rival admirers; just so with the whales, who sometimes come to deadly battle, and all for love. Continue Reading