Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea - Part 2 Chapter 3 Summary & Analysis

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Part 2 Chapter 3 Summary

Captain Nemo leads Ned Land, Aronnax and others to the small boat where they embark on a short trip to the Island. Captain Nemo does not speak during the trip. They anchor at a small bay and get out. They dress again in their rubber suits and helmets for diving. Aronnax is afraid of sharks and fearful that his knife will not be an adequate weapon. Ned Land takes a harpoon.

They find a cache where there are literally millions of oysters filled with pearls of all sizes. They begin to collect them in their nets. Captain Nemo leads them to a large underwater grotto where Aronnax finds an oyster that contains perhaps thirty pounds of meat and a pearl the size of a coconut. Aronnax wants to harvest the pearl that he estimates is worth over two million dollars but...

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