Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea - Study Guide Part 2 Chapter 15 Summary & Analysis

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The next day, March 22, the Nautilus prepares to leave. The sea is starting to freeze. Aronnax wonders how whales and other wildlife survive the winter here. About three o'clock in the morning Aronnax awakes after being thrown to the floor. Ned Land and Conseil come out and ask Aronnax what's happened. Pictures on the wall and furniture are thrown about. They see that the boat is at one hundred eighty fathoms. They search out Captain Nemo.

Captain Nemo says there has been an accident of nature. A huge block of ice toppled over on to the Nautilus. One berg under the hull raised it up and threw it into an ice bed. The Nautilus is on her side. Aronnax says why can't we empty our reservoirs to steady the ship? Captain Nemo says we are doing just that right now.

The ship rights itself and...

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