familiar questions my friend, there seems to be no answer but just perhaps they know more than we think. on one hand I would like to think so. On the other I think it would be crushing to know they did it on purpose.
Towards thee I roll, thou all-destroying but unconquering whale; to the last I grapple with thee; from hell's heart I stab at thee; for hate's sake I spit my last breath at thee. let me then tow to pieces, while still chasing thee, thou damned whale! Thus, I give up the spear!"