Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea - Part 1 Chapter 4 Summary & Analysis

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Part 1 Chapter 4 Summary

Captain Farragut believes that the monster exists and puts out a two thousand dollar reward to the first person on the Abraham Lincoln who sees the monster. Everyone on ship with the exception of Conseil and Ned Land is very enthusiastic about the journey and finding the sea monster.

Aronnax enjoys the company of Ned Land, a forty-year-old master harpooner. Land is a Canadian who speaks French with Aronnax. He has been a seaman all his life and has many interesting tales about his adventures.

Aronnax wants to know why Ned Land does not believe in the monster. Land replies that he has seen too many whales in his life. They are not able to scratch the iron plates of steamer ships. Aronnax argues that the creature may have a large horn. Land is still skeptical.

Then Aronnax gives a long...

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