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Twenty Thousand Leagues lower than the ocean (French: Vingt mille lieues sous les mers) is a vintage technological know-how fiction novel by means of French author Jules Verne, released in 1870. it's concerning the fictional Captain Nemo and his submarine, Nautilus, as obvious by way of one in every of his passengers, Professor Pierre Aronnax. the unique version, released through Hetzel, incorporates a variety of illustrations through Alphonse de Neuville and Edouard Riou.

The identify refers back to the distance travelled below the ocean, to not the intensity, as 20,000 leagues is 20 occasions the radius of the earth. the best intensity pointed out within the publication is four leagues. A literal translation of the French name could lead to the plural "Seas", therefore implying the "Seven Seas" wherein the characters of the radical trip. even if, the common English translation of the name makes use of "Sea", that means the sea normally, as in "going to sea".

The note leagues within the English identify is a literal translation of lieues, yet refers to French leagues. The French league were a variable unit yet within the metric period was once standardized as four km. hence the name distance is resembling 80,000 km (twice round the Earth) or roundly 50,000 statute miles. In universal English utilization 1 league equals three miles. (Quote from wikipedia.org)

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Jules Gabriel Verne (February eight, 1828 - March 24, 1905) was once a French writer who pioneered the science-fiction style. he's top recognized for novels corresponding to trip to the guts of the Earth (1864), Twenty Thousand Leagues lower than the ocean (1870), and all over the world in 80 Days (1873). Verne wrote approximately house, air, and underwater trip sooner than air go back and forth and functional submarines have been invented, and prior to sensible technique of area trip have been devised. he's the 3rd so much translated writer on the earth, accordi

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Father showed him how to fit the yoke carefully to their soft necks. He must scrape its inside curves with a bit of broken glass, till the yoke fitted perfectly and the wood was silky-smooth. Then Almanzo let down the bars of the stall, and the wondering calves followed him into the dazzling, cold, snowy barnyard. Father held up one end of the yoke while Almanzo laid the other end on Bright's neck. Then Almanzo lifted up the bow under Bright's throat and pushed its ends through the holes made for them in the yoke.

But Almanzo had made him so gentle that he stood quietly, and Almanzo gave him a piece of carrot. Star heard him crunching it and came to get his share. Father pushed him around beside Bright, under the other end of the yoke, and Almanzo 51 FARMER BOY pushed the other bow up under his throat and fastened it with its bow-pin. There, already, he had his little yoke of oxen. Then Father tied a rope around Star's nubs of horns and Almanzo took the rope. " Star's neck stretched out longer and longer.

One day they were gone until after recess. 39 FARMER BOY When they came tramping into the schoolhouse they all grinned impudently at Mr. Corse. He waited until they were in their seats. " Everybody knew what would happen next day. When Royal and Almanzo reached home that night, they told Father. Almanzo said it wasn't fair. Mr. Corse wasn't big enough to fight even one of those big boys, and they would all jump on him at once. " he said. "Son, Mr. Corse hired out to teach the school," Father answered.

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