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A CONVULSION OF NATUREby@julesverne

A CONVULSION OF NATURE

by Jules Verne 2mAugust 12th, 2023
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modification, that the eye of the most practiced mariner could not distinguish between sea and sky? Whence came it that the billows raged and rose to a height hitherto unregistered in the records of science? Whence came it that the elements united in one deafening crash; that the earth groaned as though the whole framework of the globe were ruptured; that the waters roared from their innermost depths; that the air shrieked with all the fury of a cyclone? Whence came it that a radiance, intenser than the effulgence of the Northern Lights, overspread the firmament, and momentarily dimmed the splendor of the brightest stars? Whence came it that the Mediterranean, one instant emptied of its waters, was the next flooded with a foaming surge? Whence came it that in the space of a few seconds the moon’s disc reached a magnitude as though it were but a tenth part of its ordinary distance from the earth?
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French novelist, poet and playwright.

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