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By Jules Verne

Jules Verne provides us the vintage story of undersea experience 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 strolling at the ocean flooring, pearl diving, and exploring with Captain Nemo has been tailored for younger readers within the Calico Illustrated Classics edition of Verne's 20,000 Leagues below the ocean.

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I asked. “We will take our oxygen with us,” he said. “I will show you, but eat hearty as there will not be another meal until evening. ” “But the air you can take with you must get used up quickly,” I said. ” “The Nautilus’s pumps allow me to store air under considerable pressure,” Nemo responded. ” I asked. 46 “You’ll carry a bright light that runs on a Bunsen battery,” Nemo explained. “And the gun uses air pressure to fire little glass capsules invented by the Austrian chemist Lenniebroek. ” With that, I had no other questions.

The captain invited me to join him for his lunch and I followed him. We went down a short, electrically lit corridor, then entered another room about thirty feet away. The dining room held two high oak sideboards inlaid with ebony. On their shelves lay china, porcelain, and a silver dinner service. In the center of the room was a richly set table. 30 31 “Sit,” the captain said as he gestured toward a chair. “You must be hungry. ” I asked. “Yes, the sea furnishes me with everything I need. I never eat the flesh of land animals.

Finally, on November 16, I entered my cabin to find a note lying on my table. It was an invitation from Captain Nemo to go hunting with him the following morning. The note also invited Land and Conseil to join us. ” Land cried. ” “It would seem so,” I said. We looked up Crespo Island on the maps and found it about 1,800 miles from the point we had joined the 45 Nautilus. The island was tiny, but I still looked forward to the opportunity to leave the ship. Nemo met us early the next morning in the big lounge.

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