By Jules Verne

ISBN-10: 1616411104

ISBN-13: 9781616411107

Jules Verne provides us the vintage story of undersea event aboard the Nautilus. whilst a sea monster starts 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 version of Verne's 20,000 Leagues less than the ocean.

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So the Abraham Lincoln wasn’t looking for this vessel? ” “We believed this ship to be a creature that endangered ships,” I said. A half smile played about his lips. ” I knew that Commander Farragut would have, so I remained silent. “So you have come to me as enemies,” the captain said. ” “Surely, that would not be the choice of a civilized man,” I cried. 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.

I was quite overwhelmed by all that I saw, but he wasn’t done revealing the wonders of the Nautilus. 37 Nemo led me back to the comfortable seats of the library. Once seated, he explained the diving abilities of the ship. “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.

I asked as I examined the weapon. 48 “Right now the Nautilus is sitting on the bottom at a depth of thirty feet. ” Then Captain Nemo put on his spherical helmet and Conseil and I did the same. The top part of our jackets ended in a threaded copper collar and the helmet attached to that. Once fully dressed, I felt imprisoned in my clothes. They were so heavy that I could not make even a single step. The crewmen helped us into a little compartment next to the dressing room. They sealed the door and I heard a whistling sound.

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