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By Jules Verne

Jules Verne's vintage technology fiction tale Twenty Thousand Leagues less than the ocean tells the nice story of Captain Nemo and his submarine Nautilus. In 1866 an odd and unknown sea monster is sighted via ships and an ocean liner is attacked. An excursion prepares in manhattan, to discover and smash the menacing creature. The 20,000 of the identify refers to an total distance traveled less than the ocean, instead of an very unlikely degree of descent.

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Lee’s mind leaped ahead at the possibilities—no, they were probabilities, and his finger tapping slowed still further. He saw himself refusing Mack’s request and he saw the broken glass from the windows. Then Mack would offer a second time to watch over and preserve Lee’s property—and at the second refusal, Lee could smell the smoke, could see the little flames creeping up the walls. Mack and his friends would try to help to put it out. Lee’s finger came to a gentle rest on the change mat. He was beaten.

Behind the office is a room where in aquaria are many living animals; there also are the microscopes and the slides and the drug cabinets, the cases of laboratory glass, the work benches and little motors, the chemicals. From this room come smells—formaline, and dry starfish, and sea water and menthol, carbolic acid and acetic acid, smell of brown wrapping paper and straw and rope, smell of chloroform and ether, smell of ozone from the motors, smell of fine steel and thin lubricant from the microscopes, smell of banana oil and rubber tubing, smell of drying wool socks and boots, sharp pungent smell of rattlesnakes, and musty frightening smell of rats.

Never did see her come out. It was two o’clock the last I looked—and that church music goin’. ” He filled his glass again. “This tastes pretty nice after the third glass,” Hughie said loyally. “No,” said Mack. “Not for Doc. ” “He likes beer,” said Jones. ” Mack said, “I figure when you buy beer, you’re buying too much tare. Take 8 percent beer—why you’re spending your dough for 92 percent water and color and hops and stuff like that. ” “Sure,” said Eddie. “Sure I could get it but that’d be the end—no more golden eggs.

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