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Moby Dick - The Chase - Second Day

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Synopsis:

Yes, and there you heard it from the previous script – the first fun filled day of chasing Moby Dick. Let's recap:

• Ahab sees Moby.
• Three harpoon boats go to chase Moby.
• Ahab's boat is surrounded by white birds.
• Moby bites Ahab's harpoon boat in two and overturns the other two harpoon boats.
• Everyone has to swim back to the Pequod.

Ahab is glad he still has his lucky harpoon (although having already lost a leg you have to wonder what his definition of luck is) and then he decides to pace the deck all night instead of getting a good night's sleep.

We now move on to Moby Dick - The Chase - Second Day.

Cast In Order Of Appearance:

Announcer
Ahab
Everyone
Stubb
Starbuck
Moby
Ishmael

ANNOUNCER

The Kranky Kids now give you the second to the last chapter of Moby Dick, Chapter 134, The Chase, Second Day.

AHAB

D'ye see him?

EVERYONE

No, Captain Ahab.

AHAB

Criminy. It's a good thing I know how to track a whale 'cause you people are useless as scouts. Turn here and go faster.

EVERYONE

Aye, aye, Captain.

STUBB

Watch it, Moby Dick! You can't escape! The mad fiend Ahab is after you!

EVERYONE

We're gonna get you! We're gonna get you!

AHAB

Stubb?

STUBB

Yessir?

AHAB

Stop yelling over the railing. You're giving me the willies.

STUBB

Aye, aye, Captain.

EVERYONE

There she blows!

AHAB

There she breaches!

EVERYONE

Huh?

AHAB

Breaches. Leaps from the water.

EVERYONE

Oh.

AHAB

Lower the boats! Mr. Starbuck, stay on the ship and keep away from the boats, but keep near them.

STARBUCK

Aw shucks, I never get to have any fun and now I'm confused.

MOBY

Oh boy, the silly sailors want to come out and play again with me, Moby Dick.

STUBB

Oh my gosh, he's coming straight for all three of our boats!

AHAB

Fear not. I'll harpoon him head on!

ISHMAEL

We'll all throw our harpoons at once!

SFX: harpoons being thrown

MOBY

Rats! Now I am all tangled up in these ropes attached to their harpoons. Oh well, I'll just pay a merry little visit to Ahab's boat since it's the closest.

AHAB

Yikes! I'd better cut some harpoon lines or Moby Dick will tow me away!

STUBB

Oh, no! The other two boats have smashed together!

MOBY

And now I'm gonna flip Ahab's boat into the air! Yippee!

AHAB

Oh poop, I'm all wet again - just like yesterday. And my fake leg got snapped off too. The ship's carpenter is going to be really pissed at me.

MOBY

Well, I think I'll go swim away again. There's no sport in eating floating sailors and something's itching on my side.

STARBUCK

Look at the mess this time, Captain Ahab. Not only does your ship, the Pequod, have to pick up all you sailors, but we have to try and rescue all the debris. We're running out of harpoons and boats.

AHAB

Calm down, Mr. Starbuck. You sound upset. Where's Fedallah?

STUBB

Oh, he got tangled up in your lines and disappeared with the whale.

STARBUCK

Oh please, oh please stop chasing Moby Dick! He's making fools of us all, and now Fedallah's gone, and there's a million little pieces to repair, and today he even ate your fake leg the same way he ate your real leg when you first met him and -

AHAB

Starbuck?

STARBUCK

Yes, Captain?

AHAB

Go take a nap. It's getting late.

STARBUCK

Okay.

AHAB

Now, some time ago Fedallah told me that he'd die before me, but I would see him again before I died. But if he's gone to the bottom of the ocean, how will that happen?

EVERYONE

Hmmm.

SFX: boat sounds

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