By Jules Verne

Jules Verne supplies us the vintage story of undersea experience aboard the Nautilus. whilst a sea monster starts off attacking ships, the area unites to discover and break the unknown creature. Monsieur Aronnax joins the struggle and is tossed from his boat to discover himself aboard an grand 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 model of Verne's 20,000 Leagues below the ocean.

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With building and furnishing, it cost close to a million dollars,” he 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.

Each day when we surfaced to collect fresh air, I went out on the platform. I liked to enjoy the beauty of the sunrise and to spend time with no ceiling above me but the sky. 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.

I haven’t even seen any of the crew. How many men are aboard? ” I had no way to know, but I encouraged him to enjoy what he could see. The Nautilus was truly a marvel. Land shook his head and insisted the only thing to know about a prison was how to escape. Suddenly the lights in the room went out, and we heard an odd sliding sound. Light entered from each side of the room. The walls 43 had drawn back to expose glass panels that looked out at the water. We clustered near the closest window, peering through the glass like aquarium visitors.

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