Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea - Part 2 Chapter 14 Summary & Analysis

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Part 2 Chapter 14 Summary

The Nautilus becomes one of the few ships of its time to approach the South Pole. Captain Nemo and Aronnax do calculations based on the sun and other measurements to make sure they have really reached the spot. It is as the American Maury described: there is a large floating ice cap of enormous size and other unique characteristics.

Captain Nemo, Aronnax, Conseil and others take the little boat to the land, which seems of volcanic origin. Aronnax typically describes penguins, albatrosses and other wildlife. The day is very foggy and dark, so Captain Nemo says they will have to return the next day.

A day passes with a severe snowstorm. On March 20 Conseil and Aronnax go out again and observe walrus, seals and other wildlife. About eleven in the morning Captain Nemo and others arrive. Aronnax expresses his worries that tomorrow is the equinox...

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