Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea - Part 2 Chapter 5 Summary & Analysis

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Part 2 Chapter 5 Summary

The Nautilus continues its journey on the Arabian coast. Aronnax sees the city of Jidda and other sights. On February 10 Aronnax, Conseil and Ned Land are on the platform when Ned Land points out a long low black moving mass in the water. It is a huge dugong and Ned Land wants very much to harpoon it. Captain Nemo appears and gives him permission. The problem is that the dugong is dangerous when wounded so there is a risk involved.

Aronnax, Conseil and Ned Land climb into the small boat with several others. They move within six yards of the animal, which is about seven yards long and has two large tusks. Ned Land throws his harpoon and the animal disappears underwater. It has been wounded. The dugong comes up and down several times; each time Land throws a harpoon and...

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