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                    Around the World in 80 Days

                                   By Jules Verne

Chapter 1, page 1


Mr. Phileas Fogg lived in London, England in 1872. He was in the Reform Club and was one of the most noticeable members. Though he was one of them, he attracted little attention. He was certainly an Englishman. Though is wasn’t certain if he was a Londoner. He had never been seen at the bank, on Charge, or the counting rooms of the city. Though he was rich, he never owned any of the ships that came into the London docks.

Chapter 1, page 6

        On October 2, 1872 Phileas Fogg had a new servant. His old servant was leaving that day. The new servant’s name was Jean Passepartout. He was a Frenchman in his thirties. His name was Passepartout because he always went from one job to another. He had been a singer, when he used to do vault like Leotard, he was a circus rider. And he used to dance on a rope.  Then he got to be a gymnastics professor, so he could make better use of his talents. And then he was a sergeant fireman in Paris and helped many in a big fire.

Chapter 2, page 8

        During Passepartout’s brief interview with Phileas Fogg, he had observed Mr. Fogg carefully. He was a man in his forties, with good looking features. He was also, tall, had a good shaped figure, and his hair and whiskers were light. His face was unwrinkled and rather pale. And he had great teeth. He never rushed, was always on time, and he always knew what time he was going to reach his destination.

Chapter 2, page 8

Mr. Fogg closing the door of his house at half past eleven, had put his right foot before his left foot 575 times. And his left foot over his right foot 576 times. And he reached the Reform Club. Fifty minutes past 6 several members of the Reform Club were sitting next to a fireplace where there was a steadily burning coal fire. They were Mr. Fogg’s partners at whist. Andrew Stuart is an engineer. John Sullivan and Samuel Fallentin are bankers. And Gauthier Ralph is one of the directors of the Bank of England. Thomas Flanigan asked about the robbery at the bank. “The bank will lose the money.” said Stuart. “The Daily Telegraph says that he is a gentleman.” said Phileas Fogg. Then they talked about where the robber could have gone. “The world has gone smaller.” said Ralph. “True, it is now possible to go around the world in 80 days.” said Mr. Fogg. “I would like to see you do it.” Said Ralph. “I will, and I shall leave this very evening.” said Mr. Fogg. They promised him with 20,000 pounds or 20 guineas.

Chapter 3, page 18

From London to Suez via Mont Cenis and Brindisi, by rail and steamboats                                                                                 7 days

From Suez to Bombay, by steamer                                  13 days

From Bombay to Calcutta                                                3 days

From Calcutta to Hong Kong                                          13 days

From Hong Kong to Yokohama (Japan), by steamer        6 days

From Yokohama to San Francisco, by steamer                22 days

From San Francisco to New York, by rail                        7 days

From New York to London, by steamer and rail              9 days

Chapter 4, page 22

Mr. Fogg left the Reform Club 25 minutes past 7 when he got 20 guineas. When he got home he told Passepartout to pack up 2 shirts and 3 pairs of socks each for them both. They were going from Dover to Calais. They left for the train station and got there 20 minutes past 8. They seated themselves in a First-Class carriage at 20 minutes before 9.       Five minutes later the passengers hear the whistle and the train leaves the station.    

Chapter 5, page 27

The news of the bet spread through the Reform Club and then it was in the newspapers. Some people took sides with Mr. Fogg. And some people were against him. Fix was a detective. He was looking for the bank robber. He didn’t know that Mr. Fogg was trying to go around the world.

Chapter 6, page 31

A steamer named “The Mongolia”, belongs to the Peninsular and Oriental Company. The Mongolia normally plied between Brindisi and Suez. And 9 and a half between Suez and Bombay. Detective Fix was looking for the bank robber. He knew that the bank robber was an honest looking man. He also knew that he would probably be on board the Mongolia. When the Mongolia came to Suez, Fix found Passepartout. He looked honest, so fix suspected him to be the robber.

 “Can I see your passport sir.” Fix asked Passepartout. Passepartout showed him Mr. Fogg’s passport. It was then that Fix found out that Mr. Fogg had the same description as the bank robber. And what made Fix suspect Mr. Fogg more was when Passepartout told Fix that Mr. Fogg had 20,000 pounds with him. He was almost sure that Mr. Fogg was the bank robber. Then Fix went to Rowan, the Commissioner of the police in Scotland Yard, and told him about Mr. Fogg. “Also, send out a delay warrant of arrest.” said Fix. Then Fix decided to follow Mr. Fogg.

Chapter 7, page 37

Fix had passed down the quay and made his way to the Consul’s office. He told the Consul about Mr. Fogg and that he was on board the Mongolia. The Consul was also sure because Mr. Fogg will have to come to him to visa his passport. Then there was a knock on the door. Fix quickly went to hid. Then it was Mr. Fogg who came in the office. The Consul checked his passport. “Mr. Phileas Fogg, and this is your servant.” said the Consul. “Yes.” said Mr. Fogg.  The Consul had to visa his passport and Mr. Fogg and Passepartout left the Consul’s office.

Chapter 8, page 41

        Fix soon joined Passepartout again. He came up to Passepartout. He asked Passepartout if his passport was visa-ed. “Yes.” said Passepartout. Then Passepartout took out his watch and checked the time. “Your watch is slow. London time is 2 hours behind the time of Suez. And you should also regulate your watch at noon in each country.” said Fix.

Chapter 9, page 47

        The distance between Suez and Aden is precisely one thousand three hundred and ten miles. The Mongolia, thanks to the vigorous exertions of the engineer, seemed likely, so rapid was speed, to reach her destination in 138 hours. Most of the passengers from Brindisi were going to India. Some were going to Bombay. Others were going to Calcutta.                



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