I Have Heard of Krakens

“Lord, when shall we be done growing? As long as we have anything more to do, we have done nothing. So, now, let us add Moby Dick to our blessings, and step from that. Leviathan is not the biggest fish; – I have heard of Krakens.”

– Herman Melville in a letter to Hawthorne, in response to Hawthorne’s praise of Moby-Dick