Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea - Part 1 Chapter 6 Summary & Analysis

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Part 1 Chapter 6 Summary

The sight of the monster is truly amazing. It gives forth a strange light: Aronnax believes that the light must be electrical. He is amazed by its movement: forward, back and then again forward at a high velocity. The monster circles the Abraham Lincoln and lights it up with its strange light.

Aronnax and Captain Farragut speculate that they will have to use a torpedo to kill it because it is so big. Aronnax thinks it is a gigantic electric narwhal. The entire crew is up all night watching for it after it seems to disappear. They spot it at two in the morning. By daybreak its electric light cannot be seen. By eight in the morning, Aronnax gets a good look at it.

Aronnax perceives the length to be smaller than thought, only two hundred and fifty feet. The Captain...

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