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122 Midnight, Aloft CHAPTER 122 MIDNIGHT ALOFT.—THUNDER AND LIGHTNING.The Main-top-sail yard.—Tashtego passing new lashings around it.Tashtego passing new lashings around it: Tashtego is executing Ahab’s order in Ch. 120, lashing the main-top-sail-yard to the mast to prevent its falling. Um, um, um. Stop that thunder! Plenty too much thunder up here. What’s the use of thunder? Um, um, um. We don’t want thunder; we want rum; give us a glass of rum. Um, um, um!”