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A ground sea

The fluid undercurrent belying the solidity of this iceworld (see also 3.7.7 and note) erupts with extraordinary effect, almost as an objective correlative for the "burning gush of hope" and "heart pound[ing]" remarked within Victor in the previous paragraphs. This ground-sea appears as almost a metaphor for the essentially human that even in the most extreme of circumstances cannot be repressed.