by Herman Melville
Moby-Dick Chapter 129: The Cabin Summary
- Ahab starts to leave his cabin and Pip goes to follow him.
- Ahab stops Pip and tells him that he must stay below in the cabin; Ahab himself is going to stay on deck.
- Pip begs Ahab to let him follow to help Ahab, but Ahab refuses, saying that Pip’s speech and manner make Ahab doubt his own sinister purpose.
- Ahab leaves, and Pip has a brief soliloquy lamenting the loss of his self and of Ahab’s company.