Do you remember the groovy music? The large flower/paint splotches on the set? The three director’s chairs? Oh, readers, chapters 26 and 27 are The Dating Game of Moby-Dick. Three mates. Which one will you choose?
Bachelor number one is from Nantucket. He’s “embalmed with inner health and strength, like a revivified Egyptian,” He’s a “staid, steadfast man.” He does admit to being superstitious, but that can be blamed on his nautical profession.
Bachelor number two is a Cape Cod native. He’s “happy-go-lucky” and also a man of the sea. “Good-humored, easy, and carless”: this bachelor remains unruffled in the most extreme of situations. He says it is his fondness for his pipe that allows him to keep his positive disposition.
Bachelor number three comes from Martha’s Vineyard. He is passionate about his career-path and feels “no apprehension of any possible danger” concerning his perilous position. Friends of this bachelor have given him the nick-name “King-Post”.
Contestants, have you prepared your questions? Remember that you must make your selection only on the basis of their answers. No peeking!
Which mate, I mean bachelor, will you choose?
Wait! This just in… It seems that bachelor number one has a wife and child?! Bachelor number one First-mate Starbuck is disqualified from the competition. How scandalous!
Tune in next time when The Dating Game features Cannibals.