[General] Without getting into those rumors...

kingtrn

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Hello, I'm reading the novel "twenty thousand leagues under the sea". There is a paragraph I'm not clear 100% its meaning, although minor but it disturbed me, so I decided to ask here.

THE YEAR 1866 was marked by a bizarre development, an unexplained and downright inexplicable phenomenon that surely no one has forgotten.

Without getting into those rumors that upset civilians in the seaports and deranged the public mind even far inland,it must be said that professional seamen were especially alarmed.

Traders, shipowners,captains of vessels, skippers, and master mariners from Europe and America, naval officers from every country, and at their heels the various national governments on these two continents, were all extremely disturbed by the business

Please focus on the middle paragraph ("Without...alarmed"). I currently interpret this as:
Don't mention about the rumor that is currently circulating the land, even the professional seamen is especially alarmed about what is happening in the sea.

Is it correct?
 
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Without getting into those rumors that upset civilians in the seaports and deranged the public mind even far inland, it must be said that professional seamen were especially alarmed.
I am not going to discuss ... but I will say ...
 

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Please focus on the middle paragraph ("Without...alarmed"). I currently interpret this as:
[STRIKE]Don't[/STRIKE] I am not going to mention [STRIKE]about [/STRIKE]the rumors that [STRIKE]is currently circulating the land[/STRIKE], but [STRIKE]even [/STRIKE]the professional seamen [STRIKE]is[/STRIKE] were especially alarmed [STRIKE]about what is happening in the sea.[/STRIKE]

See above.
 
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