In a moment of such painful doubt, Duncan did not hesitate to look around him, without consulting
that protection from the rocks which just before had been so necessary to his safety.
As they did not mix with the immigrant women--Miss Jessie's good-natured intrusion into one of their half-nomadic camps one day having been met with rudeness and suspicion--they gradually fell into the way of trusting the responsibility of new acquaintances to the hands of their original hosts, and of consulting
them in the matter of local recreation.
But to my surprise and no small concern, Queequeg now gave me to understand, that he had been diligently consulting
Yojo --the name of his black little god --and Yojo had told him two or three times over, and strongly insisted upon it everyway, that instead of our going together among the whaling-fleet in harbor, and in concert selecting our craft; instead of this, I say, Yojo earnestly enjoined that the selection of the ship should rest wholly with me, inasmuch as Yojo purposed befriending us; and, in order to do so, had already pitched upon a vessel, which, if left to myself, I, Ishmael, should infallibly light upon, for all the world as though it had turned out by chance; and in that vessel I must immediately ship myself, for the present irrespective of Queequeg.
That was a bid, so Marija reported, after consulting
her friend; and then there was an anxious conference at home.
And now," said Marie, "I believe I've told you everything; so that, when my next sick turn comes on, you'll be able to go forward entirely, without consulting
me;--only about Eva,--she requires watching.
The poor queen was so scared and humbled that she was even afraid to hang the composer without first consulting
I refer to 'chief' surgeons; but considering the exalted positions occupied by our clients, it will be well and decorous that each of us appoint several consulting
surgeons, from among the highest in the profession.
The day before Rebecca started for the South with Miss Maxwell she was in the library with Emma Jane and Huldah, consulting
dictionaries and encyclopaedias.
They would compose and sing as they went along, consulting
neither time nor tune.
A stand between them supported a second candle and two great volumes, to which they frequently referred, comparing them, seemingly, with the smaller books they held in their hands, like people consulting
a dictionary to aid them in the task of translation.
And I began, half dreaming, to weary myself with imagining some fit parentage for him; and, repeating my waking meditations, I tracked his existence over again, with grim variations; at last, picturing his death and funeral: of which, all I can remember is, being exceedingly vexed at having the task of dictating an inscription for his monument, and consulting
the sexton about it; and, as he had no surname, and we could not tell his age, we were obliged to content ourselves with the single word, 'Heathcliff.
She had felt the necessity of consulting
the highest medical authority; and had shrunk, at the same time, from alarming her daughters by summoning a London physician to the house.