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 area unites to discover and spoil 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 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.

And I am rich. ” At that, I could merely stare in wonder. 40 7 A Note of Invitation “Professor, if you would like to join me,” Nemo said. ” The captain pressed a button three times and the pumps began to expel the water that held us beneath the surface. The pressure gauge showed the Nautilus was rising. I walked to the companionway leading up to the platform and climbed the iron steps. The platform was only a few feet above water level. I studied the iron plates of the Nautilus and saw they overlapped slightly like scales, giving it even more the appearance of a sea creature.

The Nautilus has two hulls, one inside the other to give it the strength needed to dive deeply,” Nemo explained. “We take on water in our ballast to sink and pump it out to rise. ” I asked. ” “Absolutely. The lenses I use are more than eight inches thick at their centers. ” “Bravo,” I said with a laugh. “That explains the glow. ” “Well, I certainly see that the Nautilus is an extraordinary ship,” I said. “Yes,” Nemo said with real emotion. ” “I designed it in sections and had bits of it made all over the world.

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