If you’re interested in a historical context essay for how whalers felt about hunting whales (which ranged from purely economic interest to moral conundrums), I wrote one over here.

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Panel 1 [Big shot of whale splashing upwards, jaw open against the side of the boat and entangled in line]

Panel 2 [Ezra grits his teeth, bearing his weight upon the lance he plunges it into the whale's side]

Panel 3 [Close up of Ezra's hands twisting the lance]