Jules Verne quote about monster from Twenty Thousand Leagues under the Sea - Three seconds after reading the letter of the honourable Secretary of Marine, I felt that my true vocation, the sole end of my life, was to chase this disturbing monster and purge it from the world.
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Three seconds after reading the letter of the honourable Secretary of Marine, I felt that my true vocation, the sole end of my life, was to chase this disturbing monster and purge it from the world.
 Jules Verne, Twenty Thousand Leagues under the Sea (1870). copy citation

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Author Jules Verne
Source Twenty Thousand Leagues under the Sea
Topic monster chase vocation
Date 1870
Language English
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Note Translated by Lewis Page Mercier
Weblink http://www.gutenberg.org/files/164/164-h/164-h.htm

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“Very cordially yours, J.B. HOBSON, Secretary of Marine.
CHAPTER III I FORM MY RESOLUTION Three seconds before the arrival of J. B. Hobson's letter I no more thought of pursuing the unicorn than of attempting the passage of the North Sea. Three seconds after reading the letter of the honourable Secretary of Marine, I felt that my true vocation, the sole end of my life, was to chase this disturbing monster and purge it from the world.
But I had just returned from a fatiguing journey, weary and longing for repose. I aspired to nothing more than again seeing my country, my friends, my little lodging by the Jardin des Plantes, my dear and precious collections—but nothing could keep me back!” source
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