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the golden fleece of the ram which carried Phrixus and Helle away from Athamas and Ino.
There was hardly a hope, or a possibility, that any young man who should undertake this voyage would either succeed in obtaining the Golden Fleece, or would survive to return home, and tell of the perils he had run.
"Go, then, and at the peril of your life, bring me back the Golden Fleece."
"What shall I do," said he, "in order to win the Golden Fleece?"
They must have sturdy arms to row, and brave hearts to encounter perils, or we shall never win the Golden Fleece."
exclaimed Stubb, approvingly, coax 'em to it; try that, and Fleece continued.
Well done, old Fleece! cried Stubb, that's Christianity; go on.
All dention, said Fleece, again stooping over upon his tongs in the desired position.
Up dere, said Fleece, holding his tongs straight over his head, and keeping it there very solemnly.
As the ram was going out, last of all, heavy with its fleece and with the weight of my crafty self, Polyphemus laid hold of it and said:
In India skies were hot and blazing; this was of a deep cool blue which almost seemed to sparkle like the waters of some lovely bottomless lake, and here and there, high, high in the arched blueness floated small clouds of snow-white fleece. The far-reaching world of the moor itself looked softly blue instead of gloomy purple-black or awful dreary gray.
Yet even if we add neatherds, shepherds, and other herdsmen, in order that our husbandmen may have oxen to plough with, and builders as well as husbandmen may have draught cattle, and curriers and weavers fleeces and hides,--still our State will not be very large.