Journey to the Center of the Earth - Chapters 40 – 46 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 40 – Otto and Axel continue to explore, seeing mountains and great forests in the distance. They come into one such ancient forest, full of trees from the tertiary period, long-dead and browned. Suddenly, they are stunned to see living mastodons roaming beneath the forest trees. They continue on, and find an even larger, elephant-like species moving about. They then find a rust-stained tool, not of their own making or bringing. They realize that someone has been there before them. Searching along the shore, they come to discover, in the rock of a cave, the initials of Arne Saknussemm.

Chapter 41 – Axel, as well as Otto, is amazed by the discovery of Saknussemm’s initials. Otto adds his own and decides to name the area Cape Saknussemm in honor of Saknussemm. Axel is so thrilled to have discovered proof of Saknussemm’s presence that he suddenly...

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