The deep end of the ocean
It is a story about Essex, a destroyed whaling ship on the journey. As a matter of fact, story of the Essex is the story of two men, the captain George Pollard and his first mate, Owen Chase. They are supposed to bring back 2000 barrels of whale oil, which will bring the captain supreme glory and give a chance to Chase being a captain. They have to fight to win or die.
“Pulled on the oars till your arms fall off. They are over there,” said Chase, “Take me to the pretty spot.” He aimed at the sperm whale, and then the harpoon was driven deep into the body of the whale. Being hurt seriously, the sperm whale swam forward madly, and just try to get rid of that deadly harpoon. “Look at him, the most fearsome creature ever to live on this Earth.” Chase was excited to say. However, it turned out to be a failure --- the whale never escaped from this greedy humans. He spurts blood and died.The crew raised their hats in a sign of victory, “We can collect fifty barrels at least, that is quite a biggie!”
Nevertheless, the happiness was short-lived, the waters there had all been fished out. So they need to headed further out, behind with a sliver of hope that things could change for the better.
Arriving at the destination, they surprisingly spotted hundreds of whales blowing and jumping . All the passion was lightened up. The boats were driven up to them swiftly, and everyone held a harpoon, aimed at their prey. Suddenly, a giant demo, a whale, white as alabaster, hundred feet long, swam under the boat, and flung his body to it. All the people fell into the sea. Threatened people went back to their boat and attacked it again. Chase prepared the harpoon and made the rope fast while he watched the giant whale come on. Suddenly his arm straightened, and the harpoon was thrown. Of course he made it, but he underestimated the power of this whale, it was never same as that of previous. The crazy whale sprinted thought the sea, and destroyed the mainly ship. Before long, a blast caused by whale oil lightened the night sky.
There is a saying goes, disaster never comes alone. Three days passed, food was eaten up, everyone was tired while there came a thunder storm. “ Best secure for heavy weather. Rough weather coming up, boys!” Everything is like a curse, Chase caught sight of that giant whale in the violent waves. They were attacked a third time.
Now Chase understood, they were followed by the whale, whose purpose was to revenge. “Chase,Throw the lance, throw it”, the captain ordered. But Chase could not hear a word. “It is just a whale. It is just a whale” , Chase took hold of a harpoon and inspired himself. When that whale swam close to him, Chase saw it was covered with scars. Besides, in the eye of the whale, he read a pray. Eventually he put down the harpoon, and the whale swam away.