Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea - Part 1 Chapter 16 Summary & Analysis

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Part 1 Chapter 16 Summary

Ned Land refuses to risk the dangers of the underwater walk. Conseil and Aronnax put on the strange "clothing." They meet with Captain Nemo and one of his strongest men. Other attendants shove each of the four men into a holding room full of water. A door opens and they can now walk on the bottom of the sea. Aronnax can barely describe the beauty of what he sees: a garden of sea flowers, incredible fish, a floor of shells and so forth.

The four men walk for about an hour and a half. Aronnax wishes he could talk about the marvels he is seeing with his companions. The rays of the sun help him tell time. Captain Nemo points out the entrance to the forest of Crespo.

Part 1 Chapter 16 Analysis

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