Moby Dick Chapters 100-105 Summary and Analysis

Herman Melville

Chapters 100-105 Summary and Analysis

New Characters
Captain Boomer: one-armed captain of the Samuel Enderby

Dr. Bunger: ship’s doctor aboard the Samuel Enderby

Samuel Enderby: hospitable English ship

Summary
The Pequod has a gam with the Samuel Enderby. The blubber-hook is lowered for Ahab to be hoisted aboard the English ship. Captain Boomer lost his arm to Moby Dick. His boat was smashed and his arm pierced by a loose harpoon. Later, his arm had to be amputated. His carpenter made him a whale-bone arm.

Captain Boomer tells Ahab he has seen the White Whale, but advises him to let well enough alone. Ahab becomes so agitated that...

(The entire section is 437 words.)