Chasing the sea Monster



‘Chasing the Sea Monster’. This story is written by a French writer Jules verne, who is known as the ‘Father of Science Fiction’. He wrote about rockets, space travel and submarines when such things were unknown. In this passage, which is from his novel ‘Twenty thousand leagues under the sea’, he describes how people on a ship think of the submarine as an animal and try to chase and hunt it. Let’s first read the story. Our frigate wanted to go back, but the unearthly animal came at us with a speed double our own. We gasped. More stunned than afraid, we stood mute and motionless. The animal caught up with us, played with us. It made a full circle around the frigate and wrapped us in sheets of electricity that were like luminous dust. At any instant it could have dashed against our ship.