20,000 Leagues Under the Sea by Jules Verne

By Jules Verne

Jules Verne provides us the vintage story of undersea event aboard the Nautilus. whilst a sea monster starts off attacking ships, the realm unites to discover and break the unknown creature. Monsieur Aronnax joins the struggle and is tossed from his boat to discover himself aboard an awesome vessel. Aronnax's underwater adventures jogging at the ocean ground, pearl diving, and exploring with Captain Nemo has been tailored for younger readers within the Calico Illustrated Classics variation of Verne's 20,000 Leagues below the ocean.

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Above us, I knew the sun beat down without mercy, but we felt no effects as the ship slipped through coral islands. Conseil asked me how long the tiny corals had been at work to build such huge reefs and islands. “Scientists believe these coral reefs and islands grow a quarter inch per century,” I said. Conseil stared out at the massive walls of coral through the viewing ports. ” We passed more shipwrecks, most far older than the first we had seen. 55 56 “What a fine death for a sailor,” Nemo said.

28 The captain’s face grew white with fury. “Professor, do not ever refer to me as a civilized man again,” he said. ” The room was perfectly silent for a long moment. Then the captain spoke more quietly. “Since fate has put you here, you will remain onboard. You will be free to move about as you like unless you are called upon to remain in your cabins. ” “We accept,” I said. “But one thing is certain,” Land said. ” “I do not need your word on that score,” the captain said. ” We took a moment to absorb his words and then he spoke again.

The captain measured the height of the sun with his sextant, thus getting his latitude. As he finished up his readings, I took one last look at the sea, slightly yellow as it always was in these Pacific waters near Japan. ” Alone in the lounge, I traced an idle finger over the maps and charts laid out on a table before me. Land and Conseil appeared at the door, gaping at the luxurious room. “This is like the museum in Quebec,” Land murmured. “More like the Sommerand Palace,” Conseil said. ” 42 “This astonishes even a Belgian like myself,” Conseil said.

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