In 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, Professor Pierre Aronnax narrate This lines:

Necessary to sustain life. An underwater larder filled to overflowing, and all Captain Nemo's for the taking.

for the taking what exactly? I was confused how to understand this above lines?

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    Have you tried searching for the phrase for the taking? See this definition – SteveES Apr 12 '17 at 11:33

possessive + for the taking is an idiom that means "freely available {to you|him|her|them|us}".

I'm getting a new tennis racket. My old one is yours for the taking, if you want it.

P.S. Don't be misled, by online sources which cite the Cambridge Dictionary of American Idioms, into thinking that this is an AmE idiom only. It is also used in BrE.

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