Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea pt. 3


Jules Verne

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Tonight, we’ll read the next part to “Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea,” a classic science fiction adventure novel by French writer Jules Verne.In the last episode, we learn that Captain Farragut and his crew on the Abraham Lincoln are led by their faith that the monster exists, and that they will find it. All believe in the monster except Ned Land, a French Canadian and the best harpooner around. A surly man, Land is drawn to Aronnax since they both share French culture.Land says that he has never seen a narwhal puncture a ship. Aronnax tries to persuade Land with mathematical calculations that an infinitely powerful creature could inhabit the depth of the seas. Land is not fully swayed.