Jules Verne Forum



Re: Cetacean a mile wide and 3 miles long

From: Garmt de Vries <G.deVries~at~phys.uu.nl>
Date: Wed, 12 Apr 2006 09:22:22 +0200 (CEST)
To: Jules Verne Forum <jvf~at~Gilead.org.il>

On Tue, 11 Apr 2006, rick1walter~at~comcast.net wrote:

> Norm--
> You finish saying: <I come to the conclusion that Verne was talking "feet"
> not "miles" in the paragraph.>
> By this logic, your cetacean is a thousand feet wide and three feet long.
> Surely not.

You could also read it as:

> rejetant les évaluations timides qui assignaient à cet objet une
> longueur de deux cents pieds et en repoussant les opinions exagérées
> qui le disaient large d'un mille et long de trois

"a length of 200 feet" ... "one thousand [feet] wide and three [thousand]

But I would say that Verne really means 1x3 miles.

Received on Wed 12 Apr 2006 - 10:22:39 IDT

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