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Notes and Reflections on Books and Media

by Hannah Leitheiser


Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Seas: An Underwater Tour of the World

Jules Verne




'Seven arms out of eight had been chopped off. Brandishing its victim like a feather, one lone tentacle was writhing in the air. But just as Captain Nemo and his chief officer rushed at it, the animal shot off a spout of blackish liquid, secreted by a pouch located in its abdomen. It blinded us. When this cloud had dispersed, the squid was gone, and so was my poor fellow countryman!'

Beware the Devilfish. Or Kraken. Or Giant Squid. Or, you know, just stay out of the ocean.

Pony and non-pony version.