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Compensating Differentials on a Ship

by Jadrian

Two potential sailors come aboard the Pequod to inquire about becoming joining the crew. Peleg asks why any man would want to become a sailor when the conditions are so rough. He works through the requirements of being a sailor to make sure the men are willing to undergo through strenuous conditions. The reason whalers were so well-paid at the time was because the risk of death aboard the ship. 

Moby Dick -- The Ship

Peleg describes the conditions of the ship in search of qualified men willing to risk their lives for extra pay.

from Moby Dick (1956)
Creator: John Huston
Distributor: Warner Bros.
Posted by Jadrian