Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea - Part 2 Chapter 7 Summary & Analysis

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Part 2 Chapter 7 Summary

The Nautilus is now in the Mediterranean Sea but it is moving very fast. Ned Land grumbles that there is no way they can escape at that speed - it would be like jumping off a speeding train. Aronnax provides more descriptions of the marine life such as lampreys more than a yard long, oxyrhynchi and many others.

Aronnax shows Conseil a map to find their location. They are on a reef that forms a bar to the Straits of Libya. They chat about other things, until Aronnax explains that someday the earth will become a cold corpse because the sun's energy is depleting. By February 18 they pass through the Straits of Gilbrator. Aronnax describes the ruins of the temple of Hercules.

Part 2 Chapter 7 Analysis

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