This page was how I spent my New Years Day…

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Panel 1 [Pulled back shot of the ship alongside the dock and a row of New Bedford houses. Whalers are walking down the gangplank carrying their gear.]

Panel 2 [Flashback showing a fistfight among two of the whalers, with others crowded around yelling]

And if on board there were any rows, leave her johnny, leave her.

Panel 3 [Shot from behind of a man hanging by his arms from the rigging, head bowed, standing on his tiptoes]

We was hung from the rigging to stand on our toes, and it’s time for us to leave her.