English For Third Prep - Term Two - Chapter Seven
A) SAILING ON THE LIDENBROCK SEA
The characters were on the raft sailing on the Lidenbrock Sea. They travelled about 145 kilometres at the end of the second day. Hans was able to catch a strange fish with a flat head and with no tail or eyes. It is extinct in our world. The sea was deep. When the professor threw a pickaxe tied to a rope, it did not reach the bottom, but it was bitten by a sea monster.
B) SEA MONSTERS
The raft was suddenly lifted by a huge sea monster at night. They were afraid when they saw sea monsters going towards them. Two monsters attacked each other and the fight continued for two or three hours. It ended in the death of one of them.
C) A FOUNTAIN & AN ISLAND
On the third day, they saw a fountain rising from the sea. Axel wanted to sail away from it but the Professor asked Hans to go straight ahead.
They saw a dark shape. It was an island. They landed on it and the Professor called it after Axel. The fountain proved to be a geyser.
D) THE STORM
A storm blew. Axel wanted to lower the sail but the Professor asked him to let the storm take them away. They were at its mercy for three days. Then a ball of fire appeared in the sky and burst. It hit the raft and Axel fainted.
When Axel woke up, the sea was calm. They were near the shore. They landed on the shore.
E) A STRANGE FOREST
On the shore, they came to a range of hills. They saw bones of extinct animals and a skull of a human. Then, they found a strange forest. The trees were pale yellow with no lowere branches. They saw a herd of mammoths and a very tall man three metres high leaning against a tree. He was a giant shepherd. They were afraid and ran back to the raft.