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Elle Jauffret


Captain Nemo’s Daughter Grilled Octopus Salad

Aboard a submarine thought to be a narwhal,

A toothed whale with a protruding tusk;

In ragged clothes to blend among sailors

Captain Nemo’s daughter hid in the kitchen.


She gave her father life with hint of happiness,

With dishes inspired by their travels;

Along their 20,000 league voyage

She caught her meals with diving suit and air gun.


She survived a giant octopus attack,

Grilled cephalopod on the menu;

Avocado, vinaigrette, and meat from

A souvenir tentacle lost in the battle.

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