Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea - Part 1 Chapter 7 Summary & Analysis

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Part 1 Chapter 7 Summary

Aronnax is desperate in the dark, cold waters of the ocean. He is beginning to drown when the faithful Conseil lends him a hand . Conseil says the Abraham Lincoln has lost her screw and rudder: they were chewed by the monster's teeth.

Aronnax feels they are lost for good, but Conseil has the hope that they can swim at least several more hours. In that time they may be rescued. Conseil takes a knife to Aronnax's clothes so he can swim more easily. They take turns towing each other in the water so each can have intervals of rest. Conseil says they may be picked up by one of the Abraham Lincoln's small boats.

The ship wrecked about eleven at night. At one o'clock Aronnax is so tired he is ready to give up, but Conseil refuses to let go of...

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