I must warn you, don’t board that ship, Ishmael.
The captain has an obsession, and is doomed to fail.
He seeks to kill this legendary white whale.
There are many other ships in this place you can board.
Many whaling vessels sail in and out of New Bedford.
On a previous journey sailing to the southeast,
the captain lost a leg to that elusive white beast.
He bears the name of an infamous Israel king.
Boarding the Pequod will be quite a foolish thing.
Based on the novel “Moby Dick” by Herman Melville.