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PHIIEAS FOGG. 



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AROUND THE WORLD IN 



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JULES VERNE, 



AUTHOR OF "twenty THOUSAND LEAGUES UNDER THE SEA. 



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Entered according to Act of Congress, in the year 1873, 

BY JAMES R. OSGOOD AND COMPANY, 

in the Office of the Librarian of Congress, at Washington. 



THt N EW YORK 
PIJ^ r: IJBRARY 

ASTOR LENOX AND 
TILDEN FOUNOATIONS 



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LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS. 



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PAGE 

Phileas Fogg . '^.' ' ^^''/^ .''''. i 

Jean Passepartout . . ■ ' . . . . . . . 6 

"Well, Mr. Fogg." said be, /'it sha^L be so; I will wager ;!{^4000 on 

it!!" . ■ .T WV^l^ : ['\ iV :'/ 20 

A poor Mendicant \! ''.'.''" .^ 26 

Readers of all classes devoured the news relating to Phileas Fogg . . 30 
Detective Fix ........... 53 

After vigorously repulsing the fellahs who ottered their assistance . . 39 

"My Watch? a family Watch!" 47 

Mr. Fix on the watch . ......... 54 

They put in at Steamer Point 57 

Passepartout, following his usual custom, takes a stroll .... ib. 

He knocked down two of his Adversaries 66 

The Smoke formed into Spiral Columns ...... 70 

There they found themselves in the presence of an Admiral ... 76 
Passepartout's uneasy ride on the back of the Elephant .... 80 

Bands of Hindoos of both sexes ... . . . . . .81 

It was a Young Woman 85 

The Rajah's Guards .......... 92 

There was a cry of Terror ......... 96 

Passepartout not at all frightened ........ 103 

*' My shoes !" cried Passepartout . . . . . . . .113 

She showed him the most lively gratitude . . . . . .118 

In a fine equipage, drawn by splendid horses, Aouda and Phileas Fogg 

drove through the rich forest scenery . . . . . .128 

He took a hand at everything and astonished the crew . . . .137 

In his stroll Passepartout came across a number of old natives . .143 
"Listen," said Fix in an under tone ....... 149 

" Is your honour looking for a vessel?" . . . . . .156 

"I regret having nothing better to offer you," said Mr. Fogg to Fix . 160 

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LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS. 



The young woman, silting in the stern, was lost in contemplation 
The "Tankadere'' \vas tossed about like a feather 
Night came on, and Passepartout returned to the town . 
Passepartout went out muffled up in an old Japanese robe 
The monument collapsed like a castle of cards 
Followed by Passepartout with the wings on his back . 
The planks were rotten ....... 

If Fix had not received the blow . . . . ,•„,.,,, • ,. 

This Avas a sleeping car . . ■ / .. '.,■•,.;,'. ,.o ' ^"■" 

A herd of ten or twelve thousand bvfifalo' barred the track' ' '•"." 
"And you, my faithful friend " . ... - ; ;■ •„«'•;; 

The great Salt Lake . . . ; • '■."''• ':'."'- • 
The bridge, completely ruined, fell with a crash . ^_^._ „. 
" I should play a diamond " . . , : ; .',,'.' '. 

They had forced the doors, and were fighting hc;nd to h^^nd with th 

travellers ......... 

Hanging by one hand between the tender and the luggage van, he 

An enormous shadow, preceded by a flickering yellow glare . 

The Frenchman had stunned three with his fists 

The cold, increased by the tremendous speed, deprived them of the 

power of speech .... 
And sometimes a pack of prairie wolves 
"Pirate !" cried Andrew Speedy . 
The crew evinced an incredible zeal 
I arrest you in the name of the Queen . 
He had found a bill from the Gas Company 
" Here I am, gentlemen," said he 
His hair all in disorder, without a hat, knocking down foot-passengers, 

on he ran ........... 



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CONTENTS. 

PAGE 

Introduction ix 

CHAPTER L 

In which Phileas Fogg and Passepartout accept each other, the one as 

master, the other as man . . ...... I 

CHAPTER II. 

In which Passepartout is convinced that he has at last found his ideal . 8 

CHAPTER III. 
In which a conversation takes place which seems likely to cost Phileas 

Fogg dear 13 

CHAPTER IV. 

In which Phileas Fogg astounds Passepartout, his servant . . -23 

CHAPTER V. 

In which a new species of funds, unknown to the monied men, appears 

on 'Change ........... 29 

CHAPTER VI. 

In which Fix, the detective, betrays a very natural impatience . . -34 

CHAPTER VII. 
Which once more demonstrates the uselessness of passports as aids to 

detectives ........... 4^ 

CHAPTER VIII. 

In which Passepartout talks rather more, perhaps, than is prudent . . 46 



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CHAPTER IX. PAGE 

In which the Red Sea and the Indian Ocean prove propitious to the 

designs of Phileas Fogg . . . . . . . . -52 

CHAPTER X. 

In which Passepartout is only too glad to get off with the loss of his 

shoes ............ Co 

CHAPTER XL 
In which Phileas Fogg secures a curious means of conveyance at a 

fabulous price ........... 67 

CHAPTER XII. 
In which Phileas Fogg and his companions venture across the Indian 

forests, and what ensued ......... 79 

CHAPTER XIII. 
In which Passepartout receives a new proof that fortune favours the 

brave ............ 89 

CHAPTER XIV. 

In which Phileas Fogg descends the whole length of the beautiful valley 

of the Ganges, without ever thinking of seeing it . . . -99 

CHAPTER XV. 
In which the bag of bank-notes disgorges some thousands of pounds 

more ............ 108 

CHAPTER XVI. 
In which Fix does not seem to understand in the least what is said to 

him 118 

CHAPTER XVII. 
Showing what happened on the voyage from Singapore to Hong Kong . 125 

CHAPTER XVIII. 
In which Phileas Fogg, Passepartout, and Fix go each about his 

business ............ 135 



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CHAPTER XIX. PAGE 

In which Passepartout takes a too great interest in his master, and what 

comes of it , . . . . . . . . . . 142 

CHAPTER XX. 

In which Fix comes face to face with Phileas Fogg . . . • '153 

CHAPTER XXI. 

In which the master of the "Tankadere" runs gi-eat risk of losing a 

reward of two hundred pounds . . . . . . .162 

CHAPTER XXII. 

In which Passepartout finds out that, even at the antipodes, it is con- 
venient to have some money in one's pocket . . . . .174 

CHAPTER XXIII. 

In which Passepartout's nose becomes outrageously long . . , . 1S4 

CHAPTER XXIV. 
During which Mr. Fogg and party cross the Pacific Ocean . . . 194 

CHAPTER XXV. 
In which a slight glimpse is had of San Francisco • . . . ■ 203 

CPIAPTER XXVI. 

In which Phileas Fogg and party travel by the Pacific Railroad . ."213 

CHAPTER XXVII. 
In which Passepartout undergoes, at a speed of twenty miles an hour, a 

course of Mormon history . 221 

CHAPTER XXVIII. 
In which Passepartout does not succeed in making anybody listen to 

reason ............ 230 

CHAPTER XXIX. 
In which certain incidents are narrated ^^■hich are only to be met with on 

American railroads .......... 242 



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CIIArTKR XXX. PACE 

In which Phileas Fogg simply docs his duty ...... 252 

CHAPTER XXXI. 

In ^^■llic]l Fix the detective considerably furthers the interests of Phileas 

Fogg 263 

CHAPTER XXXII. 

In -which Phileas Fogg engages in a direct stnigglc with bad fortune . 272 

CHAPTER XXXIII. 

In which Phileas Fogg shows himself equal to the occasion , . . 278 

CHAPTER XXXIV. 
In which Phileas Fogg at last reaches London ..... 290 

CHAPTER XXXV. 

In which Phileas Fogg does not have to repeat his orders to Passepartout 

twice ............ 295 

CHAPTER XXXVI. 

In which Phileas Fogg's name is once more at a premium on 'Change . 304 

CHAPTER XXXVII. 

In which it is shown that Phileas Fogg gained nothing by his journey 

around the world, unless it were happiness . . . . -310 




THE ''SAINT MICHAEL.' 



INTRODUCTION. 



JULES VERNE. 

The autographic sketch on the opposite page repre- 
sents the '^ St. Michael," a httle decked bark belonging to 
the author of " Around the World in Eighty Days." 

The sketch, which Verne executed in the twinkling of 
an eye, on our own desk, without suspecting that it would 
receive the honours of publicity, is accompanied by the 
inscription, ''Bourset Malais," which two words indicate 
the type of craft of which the " St. Michael " is an example. 
It is on this frail skiff that Jules Verne goes upon long 
voyages, and has already explored the English coast and 
ascended as far as Scotland. 

Verne recently took a trip in her to Jersey, in the 
English Channel, accompanied by his factotum, Antonie 
Delon, a veritable sea-vvolf, v/ho loves danger because he 
has always overcome it. 

These daring peregrinations gave the author of " Twenty 



xu INTRODUCTION. 



Thousand Leagues under the Sea " the ideas and subjects of 
Ills remarkable works, wlilch have been translated into 
many languages, and have found readers in two worlds. 

Verne passes half of his existence on board the '^ St. 
]\Iichael ; " dividing the remainder of his time between 
Amiens, where his family resides, and Paris, where he 
attends the sessions of the Geographical Society, of which 
he is the most honoured member, and where he collects, in 
its museums and library, the numerous materials necessary 
to the scientific perfection of his works. 

Verne receives letters, in which his correspondents give 
him their impressions and ideas, and sometimes foolish 
observations, from all parts of the world. Those who 
have read " Around the World in Eighty Days " recall, 
no doubt, that Phileas Fogg, its hero, undertook his 
journey after reading an article in the Daily Telegraph 
at the Reform Club. The other day Verne received a 
letter from a member of that famous club, in which he 
said, somewhat bluntly, that the political tone of the Daily 
Telegraph excluded that sheet from the Reform. 

" It is as if you should say that M. de Belcastel sub- 
scribed for the Repiihliqiie Francaise!^^ added this pert 
correspondent. 



INTRODUCTION. xiii 



Verne laughed heartily at the illustration, and, as he is 
amiability itself, apprised the member of the club that 
in the next edition of the book he would substitute 
for the obnoxious sheet one admitted into the club to 
which the famous Phileas Fogg belonged; and, as the 
editions are rapidly succeeding each other, the discon- 
tented gentleman will doubtless ere long be fully satisfied. 

The author of our little sketch leads the laborious, 
regular, and sober life of a student. Wherever he may be, 
he works from five in the morning till one in the afternoon, 
passes the day visiting shops and factories, where he care- 
fully studies the machinery, and goes to bed at seven 
o'clock. Extended on his bed, he devours all the scientific 
publications till midnight, and when they fail him he looks 
over books of travel and tourist adventures. He has no need, 
however, of borrowing ideas of travel or geography from 
others, for he has himself travelled much, and is quite familiar 
with Scotland, Ireland, Denmark, Norway, and Sweden. 

He had an adventure in Sweden, with which I must 
enliven this brief biography. 

Verne was stopping at a hotel in Stockholm. As he was 
on the point of ascending the coast to the northern part of 
that picturesque country, he wished to pay his bill, and 



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began searching in his pocket-book for the draft at sight, 
which he had procured of the Rothschilds before leaving 
Paris. But he searched for it in vain. There was no doubt 
about it — he had been robbed ! 

He found himself, as the Bohemians say, flat on 
his back. The landlord stared at him, and he thought 
he heard him mutter, "Adventurer!" Verne took his 
" Swedish Guide," which he was learning by heart, 
under his arm, and wandered about the city, calling 
on all the bankers to apprise them of his misfortune, 
and warn them lest the robber should forge his name. 

After three days of going backwards and forwards, our 
unhappy author climbed up to the last banker's,, with his 
guide-book, as usual, under his arm. He placed the book 
on the desk, and began to tell the clerk of his misfortune. 
The latter, indifferent to the tale, took up Verne's book and 
began carelessly turning over its leaves. As he was doing 
this, a slip of paper, which served as a mark in the middle 
of a chapter, fell out on the floor. 

The clerk took it up, and unfolding It, cried : "Why 
here's your draft, after all ! " 

I leave you to imagine Verne's triumphant entrance into 
his hotel. 



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Verne studied law, and became a barrister. Then, under 
the auspices of Captain Darpentlgny, a well-known chiro- 
mancer, he became Intimate with the Dumases, father and 
son, wrote pieces In conjunction with them, and afterwards 
worked alone, producing several libretti which had some 
success at the Theatre Lyrique, under the direction of the 
Sevestes and Rety. Among them were '' Les Failles 
Rompus," " L'Auberge des Ardennes," '' Le Colin Mail- 
lard," " Onze Jours de Siege," and some operettas, the titles 
of which escape me. He makes verses with extreme ease ; 
and if ever there was a person who could be called marvel- 
lously gifted, it is Jules Verne. 

He was a broker in the firm of Eggley, in Avhich he had, 
and still has, a pecuniary interest, when the success of " Five 
Weeks in a Balloon " induced him to turn his whole atten- 
tion to scientific romance. 

He brings to his so justly popular works an ardour and 
faith which greatly contribute to their success. He shrinks 
from no pains to procure Information, and he is careful to 
fully establish beforehand the facts which he asserts. 

He went to America, and returned with the plan of the 
*' Floating City." He accomplished his voyage in ninety- 
six days, on the "Great Eastern." On reaching New^ York, he 



INTRODUCTION. 



did not saunter about Broadway, looking; in shop-windows, 
but took the railway and went six hundred leagues to see 
Niagara Falls, of which he cannot }'et speak without emotion. 
Verne is overwhelmed with requests from dramatists to 
be permitted to dramatize his works. He is not disinclined 
to }'ield to their wishes, and has shown me some very 
original ideas in regard to scenery, which seem likely to 
enrich the managers, who may choose to put some hundreds 
of thousands of francs at the service of his labours, by 
millions. He has nearly finished, Avith Cadol_, the " Around 
the World," and proposes to substitute for the ordinary 
drop-curtain a planisphere, on which a luminous trail shall 
mark between each act the road gone over by the heroes 
in their tour across the four quarters of the globe. He is 
also preparing "The Marvels of Science," a great piece of 
mechanism, which will borrow its effect, not only from 
painting, velvet, and the ballet, but from the dynamic agents 
of physics, chemistry, and mechanics. But I must stop. 
I might write a volume about this eloquent, witty, affable, 
and sympathetic man, whose biography may, however, be 
included in these words : '^ A Breton, a Catholic, and a 
sailor." 

Adrien Marx. 



AROUND THE WORLD IN 
EIGHTY DAYS. 



CHAPTER I. 

IN WHICH PHILEAS FOGG AND PASSEPARTOUT ACCEPT 
EACH OTHER, THE ONE AS MASTER, THE OTHER AS 

MAN. 

Mr. Phileas Fogg lived, in 1872, at No. 7, Saville Row, 
Burlington Gardens, the house in which Sheridan died in 
1 8 14. He was one of the most noticeable members of the 
Reform Club, though he seemed always to avoid attracting 
attention ; an enigmatical personage, about whom little 
was known, except that he was a polished man of the world. 
People said that he resembled Byron, — at least that his 
head was Byronic ; but he was a bearded, tranquil Byron, 
who might live on a thousand years without growing old. 
Certainly an Englishman it was more doubtful whether 

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Philcas Foctg: was a Londoner. He was never seen on 

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'Change, nor at the Bank, nor in the counting-rooms of the 
*' City ;" no ships ever came into London docks of which 
he was the owner ; he had no public employment ; he had 
never been entered at any of the Inns of Court, either at 
the Temple, or Lincoln's Lm, or Gray's Lm ; nor had his 
voice ever resounded in the Court of Chancery, or in the 
Exchequer, or the Queen's Bench, or the Ecclesiastical 
Courts. He certainly was not a manufacturer ; nor was he 
a merchant or a gentleman farmer. His name was strange 
to the scientific and learned societies, and he never was 
known to take part in the sage deliberations of the Royal 
Institution or the London Institution, the Artisan's Asso- 
ciation or the Institution of Arts and Sciences. He 
belonged, in fact, to none of the numerous societies which 
swarm in the English capital, from the Harmonic to that 
of the Entomologists, founded mainly for the purpose of 
abolishing pernicious insects. 

Phileas Foo-o; was a member of the Reform, and that 

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was all. 

The way in which he got admission to this exclusive 
club was simple enough. 

He was recommended by the Barings, with whom he 
had an open credit. His checks were regularly paid at 
sight from his account current, which was always flush. 

Was Phileas Fogg rich ? Undoubtedly. But those who 



AROUND THE WORLD IX EIGHTY DAYS. 3 

knew him best could not imagine how he had made his 
fortune, and Mr. Fogg was the last person to whom to 
apply for the information. He was not lavish, nor, on the 
contrary^ avaricious ; for whenever he knew that money 
was needed for a noble, useful, or benevolent purpose, he 
supphed it quietly, and sometimes anonymously. He was, 
in short,, the least communicative of men. He talked very 
little, and seemed all the more mysterious for his taciturn 
manner. His daily habits were quite open to observation ; 
but whatever he did was so exactly the same thing that he 
had always done before, that the wits of the curious w^ere 
fairly puzzled. 

Had he travelled } It was likely, for no one seemed to 
know the world miore familiarly; there was no spot so 
secluded that he did not appear to have an intimate 
acquaintance with it. He often corrected, with a few clear 
words, the thousand conjectures advanced by members of 
the club as to lost and unheard-of travellers, pointing out 
the true probabilities, and seeming as if gifted with a sort 
of second sight, so often did events justify his predictions. 
He must have travelled everywhere, at least in the spirit. 

It was at least certain that Phileas Fogg had not 
absented himself from London for many years. Those 
who were honoured by a better acquaintance with him 
than the rest, declared that nobody could pretend to have 
ever seen him anywhere else. His sole pastimes were 

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4 AROUND THE WORLD IN EIGHTY DAYS. 

reading the papers and playing whist. He often won at 
this game, which, as a silent one, harmonized with his 
nature ; but his winnings never went into his purse, being 
reserved as a fund for his charities. Mr. Fogg played, not 
to win, but for the sake of playing. The game was in his 
eyes a contest, a struggle with a difficulty, yet a motionless, 
unwearying struggle, congenial to his tastes. 

Phileas Fogg was not known to have either wife or chil- 
dren, which may happen to the most honest people ; either 
relatives or near friends, which is certainly more unusual. 
He lived alone in his house in Saville Row, whither none 
penetrated. A single domestic sufficed to serve him. He 
breakfasted and dined at the club, at hours mathematically 
fixed, in the same room, at the same table, never taking his 
meals with other members, much less bringing a guest with 
him ; and went home at exactly midnight, only to retire at 
once to bed. He never used the cosy chambers which the 
Reform provides for its favoured members. He passed ten 
hours out of the twenty-four in Saville Row, either in sleep- 
ing- or making;; his toilet. When he chose to take a walk, it 
was with a regular step in the entrance hall with its mosaic 
flooring, or in the circular gallery with its dome supported 
by twenty red porphyry Ionic columns, and illumined by 
blue painted windows. When he breakfasted or dined, all 
the resources of the club— its kitchens and pantries, its 
buttery and dairy — aided to crowd his table with their 



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most succulent stores ; he was served by the gravest 
waiters, in dress coats, and shoes with swan-skin soles, who 
proffered the viands in special porcelain, and on the finest 
linen ; club decanters, of a lost mould, contained his sherry, 
his port, and his cinnamon-spiced claret ; while his 
beverages were refreshingly cooled with ice, brought at 
great cost from the American lakes. 

If to live in this style is to be eccentric, it must 
be confessed that there is something good in eccen- 
tricity ! 

The mansion in Saville Row, though not sumptuous, 
was exceedingly comfortable. The habits of its occupant 
were such as to demand but little from the sole domestic ; 
but Phileas Fogg required him to be almost superhumanly 
prompt and regular. On this very 2nd of October he had 
dismissed James Forster, because that luckless youth had 
brought him shaving-water at eighty-four degrees Fahren- 
heit instead of eighty-six ; and he was awaiting his suc- 
cessor, who was due at the house between eleven and 
half-past. 

Phileas Fogg was seated squarely in his arm-chair, his 
feet close together like those of a grenadier on parade, his 
hands resting on his knees, his body straight, his head 
erect ; he was steadily watching a complicated clock which 
indicated the hours, the minutes, the seconds, the days, the 
months, and the years. At exactly half-past eleven 



6 AROUND THE WORLD IN EIGHTY DAYS. 

Mr. Fogg would, according to his daily habit, quit Saville 
Row, and repair to the Reform. 

A rap at this moment sounded on the door of the cosy 
apartment where Phileas Fogg was seated, and James 
Forster, the dismissed servant, appeared. 

" The new servant," said he. 

A young man of thirty advanced and bowed. 

" You are a Frenchman, I believe," asked Phileas Fogg, 
"and your name is John .^" 

" Jean, if monsieur pleases," replied the new-comer, " Jean 
Passepartout, a surname which has clung to me because I 
have a natural aptness for going out of one business into 
another. I believe Pm honest, monsieur, but, to be out- 
spoken, I've had several trades. Pve been an itinerant 
singer, a circus-rider, when I used to vault like Leotard, 
and dance on a rope like Blondin. Then I got to be a 
professor of gymnastics, so as to make better use of my 
talents ; and then I was a sergeant fireman at Paris, and 
assisted at many a big fire. But I quitted France five 
years ago, and, wishing to taste the sweets of domestic life, 
took service as a valet here in England. Finding myself 
out of place, and hearing that Monsieur Phileas Fogg was 
the most exact and settled gentleman in the United King- 
dom, I have come to monsieur in the hope of living with 
him a tranquil life, and forgetting even the name of 
Passepartout." 




JEAN PASSEPARTOrT. 



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" Passepartout suits me," responded Mr. Fogg. " You 
are well recommended to me ; I hear a good report of you. 
You know my conditions .''" 

*' Yes, monsieur." 

''Good. What time is it .^" 

" Twenty-two minutes after eleven," returned Passe- 
partout, drawing an enormous silver watch from the depths 
of his pocket. 

''You are too slow," said Mr. Fogg. 

" Pardon me, monsieur, it is impossible — " 

" You are four minutes too slow. No matter ; it's enough 
to mention the error. Now from this moment, twenty-nine 
minutes after eleven, a.m., this Wednesday, October 2nd^ 
you are in my service." 

Phileas Fogg got up, took his hat in his left hand, put it 
on his head with an automatic motion, and went off 
without a word. 

Passepartout heard the street door shut once ; it was his 
new master going out. He heard it shut again ; it was his 
predecessor, James Forster, departing in his turn. Passe- 
partout remained alone in the house in Saville Row. 



AROUND THE WORLD IN EIGHTY DAYS. 



CHAPTER II. 

IN \YHICH PASSEPARTOUT IS CONVINCED THAT HE HAS 
AT LAST FOUND HIS IDEAL. 

" Faith," muttered Passepartout, somewhat flurried, " I've 
seen people at Madame Tussaud's as lively as my new 
master !" 

Madame Tussaud's " people," let it be said, are of wax, 
and are much visited in London ; speech is all that is 
wanting to make them human. 

During his brief interview with Mr. Fogg, Passepartout 
had been carefully observing him. He appeared to be a 
man about forty years of age, with fine, handsome features, 
and a tall, well-shaped figure ; his hair and whiskers wxre 
light, his forehead compact and unwrinkled, his face rather 
pale, his teeth magnificent. His countenance possessed in 
the highest degree what physiognomists call ** repose in 
action," a quality of those who act rather than talk. Calm 
and phlegmatic, with a clear eye, Mr. Fogg seemed a 
perfect type of that English composure Av'hich Angelica 



AROUND THE WORLD IN EIGHTY DAYS. 9 

Kauffmann has so skilfully represented on canvas. Seen 
in the various phases of his daily life, he gave the idea of 
being perfectly well-balanced, as exactly regulated as a 
Leroy chronometer. Phileas Fogg was, indeed, exactitude 
personified, and this was betrayed even in the expression of 
his very hands and feet ; for in men, as well as in animals, 
the limbs themselves are expressive of the passions. 

He was so exact that he was never in a hurry, was 
always ready, and was economical alike of his steps and his 
motions. He never took one step too many, and always 
went to his destination by the shortest cut ; he made no 
superfluous gestures, and was never seen to be moved or 
agitated. He was the most deliberate person in the world, 
yet always reached his destination at the exact moment. 

He lived alone, and so to speak, outside of every social 
relation ; and as he knew that in this world account must 
be taken of friction, and that friction retards, he never 
rubbed against anybody. 

As for Passepartout, he was a true Parisian of Paris. 
Since he had abandoned his own country for England, 
taking service as a valet, he had in vain searched for a 
master after his own heart. Passepartout was by no means 
one of those pert dunces depicted by Moliere, with a bold 
gaze and a nose held high in the air ; he was an honest 
fellow, with a pleasant face, lips a trifle protruding, soft- 
mannered and serviceable, with a good round head, such 



lO AROUND THE WORLIJ) IX EIGHTY DAYS. 

as one likes to see on the shoulders of a friend. His eyes 
were blue, his complexion rubicund, his figure almost portly 
and well built, his body muscular, and his physical powers 
fully developed by the exercises of his younger days. His 
brown hair was somewhat tumbled ; for while the ancient 
sculptors are said to have known eighteen methods of 
arranging Minerva's tresses, Passepartout was familiar with 
but one of dressing his own : three strokes of a large-tooth 
comb completed his toilet. 

It would be rash to predict how Passepartout's lively 
nature would agree with Mr. Fogg. It was impossible to 
tell whether the new servant would turn out as absolutely 
methodical as his master required ; experience alone could 
solve the question. Passepartout had been a sort of vagrant 
in his early years, and now yearned for repose ; but so far 
he had failed to find it, though he had already served in 
ten English houses. But he could not take root in any of 
these ; with chagrin he found his masters invariably whim- 
sical and irregular, constantly running about the country, 
or on the look-out for adventure. His last master, young 
Lord Longferry, Member of Parliament, after passing his 
nights in the Haymarket taverns, w^as too often brought 
home in the morning on policemen's shoulders. Passe- 
partout, desirous of respecting the gentleman whom he 
served, ventured a mild remonstrance on such conduct ; 
which being ill received, he took his leave. Hearing that 



AROUND THE WORLD IN EIGHTY DAYS. 11 

Mr. Phileas Fogg was looking for a serv-ant, and that his 
life was one of unbroken regularity, that he neither travelled 
nor stayed from home overnight, he felt sure that this 
would be the place he was after. He presented himself, 
and was accepted, as has been seen. 

At half-past eleven, then. Passepartout found himself 
alone in the house in Saville Row. He began Its Inspection 
without delay, scouring it from cellar to garret. So clean, 
well-arranged, solemn a mansion pleased him ; it seemed 
to him like a snail's shell, lighted and w^armed by gas, 
which sufficed for both these purposes. When Passepartout 
reached the second story, he recognized at once the room 
which he was to inhabit, and he was well satisfied with it. 
Electric bells and speaking-tubes afforded communication 
with the lower stories ; while on the mantel stood an 
electric clock, precisely like that In Mr. Fogg's bedchamber, 
both beating the same second at the same Instant. " That's 
good, that'll do," said Passepartout to himself 

He suddenly observed, hung over the clock, a card 
which, upon Inspection, proved to be a programme 
of the daily routine of the house. It comprised all that 
was required of the servant, from eight in the morning, 
exactly at which hour Phileas Fogg rose, till half-past 
eleven, when he left the house for the Reform Club, — all 
the details of service, the tea and toast at twenty-three 
minutes past eight, the shaving-water at thirty-seven minutes 



12 AROUND THE WORLD IX EIGHTY DAYS. 

past nine, and the toilet at twenty minutes before ten. 
Everything- was regulated and foreseen that was to be done 
from half- past eleven a.m. till midnight, the hour at which 
the methodical gentleman retired. 

Mr. Fogg's wardrobe was amply supplied and in the best 
taste. Each pair of trousers, coat, and vest bore a number, 
indicating the time of year and season at which they were 
in turn to be laid out for wearing ; and the same system 
was applied to the master's shoes. In short, the house in 
Saville Row, which must have been a very temple of 
disorder and unrest under the illustrious but dissipated 
Sheridan, was cosiness, comfort, and method idealized. 
There was no study, nor were there books, which would 
have been quite useless to Mr. Fogg ; for at the Reform 
two libraries, one of general literature and the other of 
law and politics, were at his service. A moderate-sized 
safe stood in his bedroom, constructed so as to defy fire as 
well as burglars ; but Passepartout found neither arms nor 
hunting w^eapons anywhere ; everything betrayed the most 
tranquil and peaceable habits. 

Having scrutinized the house from top to bottom, he 
rubbed his hands, a broad smile overspread his features, 
and he said joyfully, " This is just what I wanted ! Ah, 
we shall get on together, Mr. Fogg and I ! What a do- 
mestic and regular gentleman! A real machine; well, I 
don't mind serving a machine. 



AROUND THE WORLD IN EIGHTY DAYS. 



CHAPTER III. 

IN WHICH A CONVERSATION TAKES PLACE WHICH SEEMS 
LIKELY TO COST PHILEAS FOGG DEAR. 

Phileas Fogg, haviner shut the door of his house at half- 
past eleven, and having put his right foot before his left 
five hundred and seventy-five times, and his left foot before 
his right five hundred and seventy-six times, reached the 
Reform Club, an imposing edifice in Pall Mall, which 
could not have cost less than three millions. He repaired 
at once to the dining-room, the nine windows of which 
open upon a tasteful garden, where the trees were already 
gilded with an autumn colouring ; and took his place at 
the habitual table, the cover of which had already been laid 
for him. His breakfast consisted of a side-dish, a broiled 
fish with Reading sauce, a scarlet slice of roast- beef 
garnished with mushrooms, a rhubarb and gooseberry 
tart, and a morsel of Cheshire cheese, the whole being 
washed down with several cups cf te:^, for which the 



14 AROUND THE WORLD IX EIGHTY DAYS. 

Reform Is famous. He rose at thirteen minutes to 
one, and directed his steps towards the large hall, a 
sumptuous apartment adorned with lavishly-framed paint- 
ings. A flunkey handed him an uncut Times, which he 
proceeded to cut with a skill which betrayed familiarity 
with this delicate operation. The perusal of this paper 
absorbed Phileas Fogg until a quarter before four, 
•whilst the Standard, his next task, occupied him till the 
dinner hour. Dinner passed as breakfast had done, and 
Mr. Fogg reappeared in the reading-room and sat down 
to the Pall ]\Iall at twenty minutes before six. Half 
an hour later several members of the Reform came 
in and drew up to the fireplace, where a coal fire was 
steadily burning. They were Mr. F'ogg's usual partners 
at whist : Andrew Stuart, an engineer ; John Sullivan 
and Samuel Fallentin, bankers ; Thomas Flanagan, a 
brewer ; and Gauthier Ralph, one of the Directors of the 
Bank of England ; — all rich and highly respectable per- 
sonages, even in a club which comprises the princes of 
English trade and finance. 

" Well, Ralph," said Thomas Flanagan, " what about 
that robbery.?" 

'' Oh," replied Stuart, "the bank v/Ill lose the money." 
" On the contrary," broke in Ralph, " I hope we may 
put our hands on the robber. Skilful detectives have 
been sent to all the principal ports of America and the 



AROUND THE WORLD IX EIGHTY DAYS. 1 5 

Continent, and he'll be a clever fellow if he slips through 
their fingers." 

"But have you got the robber's description.^" asked 
Stuart. 

'' In the first place, he is no robber at all," returned Ralph, 
positively. 

" What ! a fellow who makes off with fifty-five thousand 
pounds, no robber.^" 

"No." 

" Perhaps he's a manufacturer, then." 

''The Dai/f TelcgrapJi says that he is a gentleman." 

It was Phileas Fogg, whose head now emerged from 
behind his newspapers, who made this remark. He bowed 
to his friends, and entered into the conversation. The 
affair which formed its subject, and which was town talk, 
had occurred three days before at the Bank of England. 
A package of bank-notes, to the value of fifty-five thousand 
pounds, had been taken from the principal cashier's table, 
that functionary being at the moment engaged in register- 
ing the receipt of three shillings and sixpence. Of course 
he could not have his eyes everywhere. Let it be observed 
that the Bank of England reposes a touching confidence 
in the honesty of the public. There are neither guards 
nor gratings to protect its treasures ; gold, silver, bank- 
notes are freely exposed, at the mercy of the first comer. 
A keen observer of English customs relates that, being in 



1 6 AROUND THE WORLD IN EIGHTY DAYS. 

one of the rooms of the Bank one day, he had the curio- 
sity to examine a gold ingot weighing some seven or 
eight pounds. He took it up, scrutinized it, passed it to 
his neighbour, he to the next man, and so on until the 
ingot, going from hand to hand, was transferred to the 
end of a dark entry ; nor did it return to its place for half 
an hour. Meanwhile, the cashier had not so much as 
raised his head. But in the present instance things had 
not gone so smoothly. The package of notes not being 
found when five o'clock sounded from the ponderous clock 
in the ''drawing office," the amount was passed to the 
account of profit and loss. As soon as the robbery w^as 
discovered, picked detectives hastened off to Liverpool, 
Glasgow, Havre, Suez, Brindisi, New York, and other 
ports, inspired by the proffered reward of two thousand 
pounds, and five per cent, on the sum that might be 
recovered. Detectives were also charged with narrowly 
Avatching those who arrived at or left London by rail, and 
a judicial examination was at once entered upon. 

There were real grounds for supposing, as the Daily 
TdcgrapJi said, that the thief did not belong to a pro- 
fessional band. On the day of the robbery a well-dressed 
gentleman of polished manners, and with a well-to-do air, 
had been observed going to and fro in the paying-room, 
where the crime was committed. A description of him was 
easily procured, and sent to the detectives ; and some hope- 



AROUND THE WORLD IN EIGHTY DAYS. 1/ 

ful Spirits, of whom Ralph was one, did not despair of 
his apprehension. The papers and clubs were full of 
the affair, and everywhere people were discussing the 
probabilities of a successful pursuit ; and the Reform 
Club was especially agitated, several of its members 
being Bank officials. 

Ralph would not concede that the work of the detectives 
was likely to be in vain, for he thought that the prize 
offered would greatly stimulate their zeal and activity. 
But Stuart was far from sharing this confidence ; and as 
they placed themselves at the whist-table, they continued 
to argue the matter. Stuart and Flanagan played together, 
while Phileas Fogg had Fallentin for his partner. As the 
game proceeded the conversation ceased, excepting between 
the rubbers, when it revived again. 

"I maintain," said Stuart, "that the chances are in 
favour of the thief, who must be a shrewd fellow." 

"Well, but where can he fly to .?" asked Ralph. "No 
country is safe for him." 

" Pshaw ! " 

" Where could he go, then > " 

" Oh, I don^t know that. The world is big enough." 

" It was once," said Phileas Fogg, in a low tone. " Cut, 
sir," he added, handing the cards to Thomas Flanagan. 

The discussion fell during the rubber, after which Stuart 
took up its thread. 

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1 8 AROUND Till-: WORLD IN EIGHTY DAYS. 



"What do you mean by 'once'? Has the world grown 
smaller ?" 

'' Certainly," returned Ralph. " I agree with Mr. Fogg. 
The world Jias grown smaller, since a man can now go 
round it ten times more quickly than a hundred years ago. 
And that is why the search for this thief will be more 
likely to succeed." 

"And also why the thief can get away more easily." 

"Be so good as to play, Mr. Stuart," said Phileas Fogg. 

But the incredulous Stuart was not convinced, and 
when the hand was finished, said eagerly: "You have a 
strange w^ay, Ralph, of proving that the world has grov.n 
smaller. So, because you can go round it in three 
months — " 

" In eighty days," interrupted Phileas Fogg. 

" That is true, gentlemen," added John Sullivan. " Only 
eighty days, now that the section between Rothal and 
Allahabad, on the Great Indian Peninsula Railway, has 
been opened. Here is the estimate made by the Daily 
Telegraph : — 

From London to Suez ind Mont Cenis and 

Brindisi, by rail and steamboats . . 7 days. 

From Suez to Bombay, by steamer . . 13 „ 

From Bomxbay to Calcutta, by rail . • 3 ,> 

From Calcutta to Hong Kong, by steamer 1 3 „ 



AROUND THE WORLD IN EIGHTY DAYS. 1 9 

From Hong Kong to Yokohama (Japan), by 

steamer ' . .6 days. 

From Yokohama to San Francisco, by 

steamer . -^ „ 

From San Francisco to New York, by rail . 7 „ 

From New York to London, by steamer and 

rail 9 „ 

Total 80 days. 

"Yes, in eighty days!" exclaimed Stuart, who in his 
excitement made a false deal. " But that doesn't take 
into account bad weather, contrary winds, shipwrecks, rail- 
way accidents, and so on." 

"All included," returned Phileas Fogg, continuing to 
play despite the discussion. 

" But suppose the Hindoos or Indians pull up the 
rails," replied Stuart; " suppose they stop the trains, pillage 
the luggage-vans, and scalp the passengers!" 

"All included," calmdy retorted Fogg; adding, as he 
threw down the cards, " Two trumps." 

Stuart, whose turn it was to deal, gathered them up, 
and went on : " You are right theoretically, Mr. Fogg, but 
practically — " 

*' Practically also, Mr. Stuart." 

" I'd like to see you do it in eighty days." 

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20 AROUND THE WORLD IN EIGHTY DAYS. 

" It depends on you. Shall we go ?" 

" Heaven preserve me ! But I would wager four thousand 
pounds that such a journey, made under these conditions, 
is impossible." 

"Quite possible, on the contrary," returned Mr. Fogg. 

"Well, make it, then!" 

" The journey round the world in eighty days }'' 

"Yes." 

" I should like nothing better." 

"When.?" 

"At once. Only I warn you that I shall do it at your 
expense." 

"It's absurd!" cried Stuart, who was beginning to be 
annoyed at the persistency of his friend. " Come, let's go 
on with the game." 

" Deal over again, then," said Phileas Fogg. " There's 
a false deal." 

Stuart took up the pack with a feverish hand ; then 
suddenly put them down again. 

"Well, Mr. Fogg," said he, "it shall be so : I will wager 
the four thousand on it." 

" Calm yourself, my dear Stuart," said Fallentin. " It's 
only a joke." 

" When I say I'll wager," returned Stuart, " I 
mean it." 

"All right," said Mr. Fogg; and, turning to the others, 




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WELL, ilE. rOGG," SAID HE, " IT SHALL BE SO : I WILL WAGEE 

£4000 ON IT ! ! " 

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he continued, '' I have a deposit of twenty thousand at 
Baring's which I will willingly risk upon it." 

" Twenty thousand pounds!" cried Sullivan. "Twenty 
thousand pounds, which you would lose by a single acci- 
dental delay!" 

" The unforeseen does not exist," quietly replied Phileas 
Fogg. 

'* But, Mr. Fogg, eighty days are only the estimate of 
the least possible time in which the journey can be made." 

"A well-used minimum suffices for everything." 

" But, in order not to exceed it, you must jump mathe- 
m.atically from the trains upon the steamers, and from the 
steamers upon the trains again.''' 

" I will jump — mathematically." 

"You are joking." 

"A true Englishman doesn't joke when he is talking 
about so serious a thing as a wager," replied Phileas Fogg, 
solemnly. " I will bet twenty thousand pounds against 
any one who wishes, that I will make the tour of the world 
in eighty days or less ; in nineteen hundred and twenty 
hours, or a hundred and fifteen thousand two hundred 
minutes. Do you accept .^" 

"We accept," replied Messrs. Stuart, Fallentin, Sullivan, 
Flanagan, and Ralph, after consulting each other. 

" Good," said Mr. Fogg. " The train leaves for Dover 
at a quarter before nine. I will take it." 



22 AROUND THE WORLD IX EIGHTY DAYS. 

''This very evening?" asked Stuart. 

"This very evening," returned Phlleas Fogg. He took 
out and consulted a pocket ahnanac, and added, "As to- 
day Is Wednesday, the second of October, I shall be due 
in London, in this very room of the Reform Club, on 
Saturday, the twenty-first of December, at a quarter before 
nine p.m. ; or else the twenty thousand pounds, now deposited 
in my name at Baring's, will belong to you, in fact and in 
right, gentlemen. Here is a check for the am.ount." 

A memorandum of the wager was at once drawn up and 
signed by the six parties, during which Phlleas Fogg pre- 
served a stoical composure. He certainly did not bet to 
win, and had only staked the twenty thousand pounds, 
half of his fortune, because he foresaw that he might have 
to expend the other half to carry out this difficult, not to 
say unattainable, project. As for his antagonists, they 
seemed much agitated ; not so much by the value of their 
stake, as because they had some scruples about betting 
under conditions so difficult to their friend. 

The clock struck seven, and the party offered to suspend 
the game so that Mr. Fogg might make his preparations 
for departure. 

" I am quite ready nov/," was his tranquil response. 
" Diamonds are trumps : be so good as to play, gentlemen." 



AROUND THE WORLD IN EIGHTY DAYS. 23 



CHAPTER IV. 

IN WHICH PHILEAS FOGG ASTOUNDS PASSEPARTOUT, 
PUS SERVANT. 

Having won twenty guineas at whist, and taken leave of 
his friends, Phileas Fogg, at twenty-five minutes past seven, 
left the Reform Club. 

Passepartout, who had conscientiously studied the pro- 
gramme of his duties, w^as more than surprised to see his 
master guilty of the inexactness of appearing at this un- 
accustomed hour ; for, according to rule, he w^as not due 
in Saville Row until precisely midnight. 

Mr. Fogg repaired to his bedroom, and called out, 
"■ Passepartout !" 

Passepartout did not reply. It could not be he who was 
called ; it was not the right hour. 

" Passepartout ! " repeated Mr. Fogg, without raising his 
voice. 

Passepartout made his appearance. 



24 AROUND THE WORLD IN EIGHTY DAYS. 

" I've called you twice," observed his master. 

" But it is not midnight," responded the other, showing 
his watch. 

"I know it ; I don't blame you. We start for Dover and 
Calais in ten minutes." 

A puzzled grin overspread Passepartout's round face ; 
clearly he had not comprehended his master. 

" Monsieur is going to leave home .''" 

"Yes," returned Phileas Fogg. "We are going round 
the world." 

Passepartout opened wide his eyes, raised his eyebrows, 
held up his hands, and seemed about to collapse, so over- 
come was he with stupefied astonishment. 

"Round the world !" he murmured. 

" In eighty days," responded Mr. Fogg. " So we haven't 
a moment to lose." 

"But the trunks?" gasped Passepartout, unconsciously 
swaying his head from right to left. 

" We'll have no trunks ; only a carpet-bag, with 
two shirts and three pairs of stockings for me, and the 
same for you. We'll buy our clothes on the way. 
Bring down my mackintosh and travelling-cloak, and some 
stout shoes, though we shall do little walking. . Make 
haste!" 

Passepartout tried to reply, but could not. He went out, 
mounted to his own room, fell into a chair, and muttered : 



AROUND THE WORLD IN EIGHTY DAYS. 25 

" That's good, that is ! And I, who wanted to remain 
quiet!" 

He mechanically set about making the preparations 
for departure. Around the world in eighty days ! Was 
his master a fool ? No. Was this a joke, then ^ They 
were going to Dover ; good. To Calais ; good again. 
After all. Passepartout, who had been away from France 
five years, would not be sorry to set foot on his native soil 
again. Perhaps they would go as far as Paris, and it would 
do his eyes good to see Paris once more. But surely 
a gentleman so chary of his steps would stop there ; no 
doubt, — but, then, it was none the less true that he was 
going away, this so domestic person hitherto ! 

By eight o'clock Passepartout had packed the modest 
carpet-bag, containing the wardrobes of his master and 
himself ; then, still troubled in mind, he carefully shut the 
door of his room, and descended to Mr. Fogg. 

Mr. Fogg was quite ready. Under his arm might have 
been observed a red-bound copy of ''Bradshaw's Con- 
tinental Railway Steam Transit and General Guide," 
with its time-tables showing the arrival and departure of 
steamers and railways. He took the carpet-bag, opened 
it, and slipped into it a goodly roll of Bank of England 
notes, which would pass wherever he might go. 

" You have forgotten nothing ? " asked he. 

" Nothing, monsieur." 



26 AROUND THE WORLD IX EIGHTY DAYS. 

" My mackintosh and cloak ?" 

" Here they are." 

" Good. Take this carpet-bag," handing- it to Passepar- 
tout. '' Take good care of it, for there are twenty thousand 
pounds in it." 

Passepartout nearly dropped the bag, as if the twenty 
thousand pounds were in gold, and weighed him 
down. 

Master and man then descended, the street-door was 
double-locked, and at the end of Saville Row they took 
a cab and drove rapidly to Charing Cross. The cab 
stopped before the railway station at twenty minutes past 
eight. Passepartout jumped off the box and followed his 
master, who, after paying the cabman, was about to enter 
the station, w^hen a poor beggar-woman, with a child in 
her arms, her naked feet smeared with mud, her head 
covered wath a wretched bonnet, from which hung a 
tattered feather, and her shoulders shrouded in a ragged 
shawl, approached, and mournfully asked for alms. 

Mr. Fogg took out the twenty guineas he had just won 
at vrhist, and handed them to the beggar, saying, '^ Here, 
my good woman. I 'm glad that I met you;" and passed 
on. 

Passepartout had a moist sensation about the eyes ; his 
master's action touched his susceptible heart. 

Two first-class tickets for Paris having been speedily 



AROUND THE WORLD IN EIGHTY DAYS. 2/ 

purchased, Mr. Fogg was crossing the station to the trahi, 
when he perceived his five friends of the Reform. 

"Well, gentlemen," said he, '^I'm off, you see; and if 
you will examine my passport when I get back, you will 
be able to judge whether I have accomplished the journey 
agreed upon." 

'^ Oh, that would be quite unnecessary, Mr. Fogg," said 
Ralph, politely. " We will trust your word, as a gentle- 
man of honour." 

"You do not forget when you are due in London again .''" 
asked Stuart. 

"In eighty days ; on Saturday, the 21st of December, 
1872, at a quarter before nine p.m. Good-bye, gentle- 
men." 

Phileas Fo^-g- and his servant seated themselves in a first- 
class carriage at twenty minutes before nine ; five minutes 
later the whistle screamed, and the train slowly glided out 
of the station. 

The night was dark, and a fine, steady rain was falling. 
Phileas Fogg, snugly ensconced in his corner, did not open 
his lips. Passepartout, not yet recovered from his stupe- 
faction, clung mechanically to the carpet-bag, with its 
enormous treasure. 

Just as the train was whirling through Sydenham, 
Passepartout suddenly uttered a cry of despair. 

"What's the matter.?" asked Mr. Fogg. 



28 AROUND THE WORLD IN EIGHTY DAYS. 

''Alas ! In my hurry — I — I forgot — " 
"What?" 

" To turn off the gas in my room ! " 

"Very well, young man," returned Mr. Fogg, coolly; 
" it will burn — at your expense." 



AROUND THE WORLD IN EIGHTY DAYS. 29 



CHAPTER V. 

IN WHICH A NEW SPECIES OF FUNDS, UNKNOWN TO 
THE MONEYED MEN, APPEARS ON 'CHANGE. 

Phileas Fogg rightly suspected that his departure from 
London would create a lively sensation at the West End. 
The news of the bet spread through the Reform Club, and 
afforded an exciting topic of conversation to its members. 
From the Club it soon got into the papers throughout 
England. The boasted " tour of the world " was talked 
about, disputed, argued with as much warmth as if the 
subject were another Alabama claim. Some took sides 
with Phileas Fogg, but the large majority shook their 
heads and declared against him ; it was absurd, impossible, 
they declared, that the tour of the world could be made, 
except theoretically and on paper, in this minimum of 
time, and with the existing means of travelling. The 
Times, Standard, Monwig Post, and Daily News, and 
twenty other highly respectable newspapers scouted 



30 AROUND THE WORLD IN EIGHTY DAYS. 

I^.Ir. Fogg's project as madness ; the Daily Telegraph alone 
hesitatingly supported him. People in general thought 
him a lunatic, and blamed his Reform Club friends for 
having accepted a wager which betrayed the mental 
aberration of its proposer. 

Articles no less passionate than logical appeared on the 
question, for geography is one of the pet subjects of the 
English ; and the columns devoted to Phileas Fogg's ven- 
ture were eagerly devoured by all classes of readers. At 
first some rash individuals, principally of the gentler sex, 
espoused his cause, which became still more popular when 
the Illustrated London News came out v/ith his portrait, 
copied from a photograph in the Reform Club. A 
few readers of the Daily Telegraph even dared to say, 
" Why not, after all ? Stranger things have come to 
pass." 

At last a long article appeared, on the 7th of October, in 
the bulletin of the Royal Geographical Society, which 
treated the question from every point of view, and demon- 
strated the utter folly of the enterprise. 

Everything, it said, was against the travellers, every 
obstacle imposed alike by man and by nature. A mira- 
culous agreement of the times of departure and arrival, 
which was impossible, was absolutely necessary to his 
success. He might, perhaps, reckon on the arrival of trains 
at the designated hours, in Europe, where the distances 



AROUND THE WORLD IN EIGHTY DAYS. 3 1 

were relatively moderate ; but when he calculated upon 
crossing India in three days, and the United States in 
seven, could he rely beyond misgiving upon accomplishing 
his task ? There v/ere accidents to machinery, the liability 
of trains to run off the line, collisions, bad Aveather, the 
blocking up by snow, — were not all these against Phileas 
Fogg ? • Would he not find himself, Vvdien travelling by 
steamer in winter, at the mercy of the winds and fogs ? Is 
it uncommon for the best ocean steamers to be two or 
three days behind time ? But a single delay would sufhcc 
to fatally break the chain of communication ; should 
Phileas Fogg once miss, even by an hour, a steamer, he 
would have to wait for the next, and that would 
irrevocably render his attempt vain. 

This article made a great deal of noise, and being copied 
into all the papers, seriously depressed the advocates of 
the rash tourist. 

Everybody knows that England is the world of betting 
men, who are of a higher class than mere gamblers ; to bet 
is in the English temperament. Not only the members of 
the Reform, but the general public, made heavy wagers for 
or against Phileas Fogg, who was set down in the betting 
books as if he were a race-horse. Bonds were issued, and 
made their appearance on 'Change ; " Phileas Fogg bonds " 
were offered at par or at a premium, and a great business 
was done in them. But five days after the article in the 



32 AROUND THE WORLD IN EIGHTY DAYS. 

bulletin of the Geographical Society appeared, the demand 
began to subside : " Phlleas Fogg " declined. They were 
offered by packages, at first of five, then of ten, until at 
last nobody would take less than twenty, fifty, a hundred ! 

Lord Albemarle, an elderly paralytic gentleman, was 
now the only advocate of Phileas Fogg left. This noble 
lord, who was fastened to his chair, would have given his 
fortune to be able to make the tour of the world, if it took 
ten years ; and he bet five thousand pounds on Phileas 
Fogg. When the folly as well as the uselessness of the 
adventure was pointed out to him, he contented himself 
with replying, "If the thing is feasible, the first to do it 
ought to be an Englishman." 

The Fogg party dwindled more and more, everybody 
was going against him, and the bets stood a hundred and 
fifty and two hundred to one ; and a week after his de- 
parture, an incident occurred which deprived him of 
backers at any price. 

The commissioner of police was sitting in his ofiice at 
nine o'clock one evening, when the following telegraphic 
despatch was put into his hands : — 
5?/^^ to London. 

Rowan, Commissioner of Police, Scotland Yard : 

I've found the bank robber, Phileas Fogg. Send without 

delay warrant of arrest to Bombay. 

Fix, Detective. 




EEADERS OF ALL CLASSES DEVOUEED THE KEWS EELATING TO 

PHiLEAS roGa. 

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AROUND THE WORLD IX EIGHTY DAYS. 33 

The effect of this despatch was instantaneous. The 
poHshed gentleman disappeared to give place to the bank 
robber. His photograph, which was hung with those of 
the rest of the members at the Reform Club, was minutely 
examined, and it betrayed, feature by feature, the descrip- 
tion of the robber which had been provided to the police. 
The mysterious habits of Phileas Fogg were recalled ; his 
solitary ways, his sudden departure ; and it seemed clear 
that, in undertaking a tour round the world on the pretext 
of a wager, he had had no other end in view than to elude 
the detectives, and throw them off his track. 



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34 AROUND THE WORLD IN EIGHTY DAYS. 



CHAPTER VI. 

IN WHICH FIX, THE DETECTIVE, BETRAYS A VERY 
NATURAL IMPATIENCE. 

The circumstances under which this telegraphic despatch 
about Phlleas Fogg was sent were as follows : — 

The steamer " Mongolia," belonging to the Peninsula 
and Oriental Company, built of Iron, of two thousand eight 
hundred tons burden, and five hundred horse-power, was 
due at eleven o'clock a.m. on Wednesday, the c^th of 
October, at Suez. The " Mongolia " plied regularly be- 
tween Brindisi and Bombay via the Suez Canal, and was 
one of the fastest steamers belonging to the company, 
always making more than ten knots an hour between 
Brindisi and Suez, and nine and a half between Suez and 
Bombay. 

Two men were promenading up and down the wharves, 
among the crowd of natives and strangers who were 
sojourning at this once straggling village — now, thanks to 




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the enterprise of i\I. Lesseps, a fast-growing town. One 
was the British consul at Suez, who, despite the prophecies 
of the EngHsh Government, and the unfavourable predic- 
tions of Stephenson, was in the habit of seeing, from his 
office window, English ships daily passing to and fro on 
the great canal, by which the old roundabout route from 
England to India by the Cape of Good Hope was abridged 
by at least a half. The other was a small, slight-built per- 
sonage, with a nervous, intelligent face, and bright eyes 
peering out from under eyebrows which he was incessantly 
twitching. He was just now manifesting unmistakable 
signs of impatience, nervously pacing up and down, and 
unable to stand still for a moment. This was Fix, one of 
the detectives w^ho had been despatched from England in 
search of the bank robber; it was his task to narrowly 
watch every passenger who arrived at Suez, and to follow 
up all who seemed to be suspicious characters, or bore a 
resemblance to the description of the criminal, which he 
had received two days before from the police head-quarters 
at London. The detective was evidently inspired by the 
hope of obtaining the splendid reward which would be the 
prize of success, and awaited with a feverish impatience, 
easy to understand, the arrival of the steamer " Mongolia." 

'' So you say, consul," asked he for the twentieth time, 
" that this steamer is never behind time .'*" 

" No, Mr. Fix," replied the consul. " She was bespoken 

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yesterday at Port Said, and the rest of the way Is of no 
account to such a craft. I repeat that the 'Mongoha' has 
been in advance of the time required by the company's regu- 
lations, and gained the prize awarded for excess of speed." 

" Does she come directly from Brindisi ?" 

" Directly from Brindisi ; she takes on the Indian mails 
there, and she left there Saturday at five p.m. Have 
patience, Mr. Fix ; she will not be late. But really I don't 
see how, from the description you have, you v/ill be able to 
recognize your man, even if he is on board the ' Mongolia.' " 

'^ A man rather feels the presence of these fellows, 
consul, than recognizes them. You must have a scent 
for them, and a scent is like a sixth sense which combines 
hearing, seeing, and smelling. I've arrested more than 
one of these gentlemen in my time, and if my thief is on 
board, I'll answer for it, he'll not slip through my fingers." 

" I hope so, Mr. Fix, for it was a heavy robbery." 

*' A magnificent robbery, consul ; fifty-five thousand 
pounds ! We don't often have such windfalls. Burglars 
are getting to be so contemptible nowadays ! A fellow 
gets hung for a handful of shillings ! " 

" Mr. Fix," said the consul, " I like your way of talking, 
and hope you'll succeed ; but I fear you will find it far 
from easy. Don't you see, the description which you have 
there has a singular resemblance to an honest man ^ " 

^'Consul," remarked the detective, dogmatically, "great 



AROUND THE WORLD IN EIGHTY DAYS. 37 

robbers always resemble honest folks. Fellows who have 
rascally faces have only one course to take, and that is to 
remain honest ; otherwise they would be arrested off-hand. 
The artistic thing is, to unmask honest countenances ; it's 
no light task, I admit, but a real art." 

Mr. Fix evidently was not wanting in a tinge of self- 
conceit. 

Little by little the scene on the quay became more 
animated ; sailors of various nations, merchants, ship- 
brokers, porters, fellahs, bustled to and fro as if the 
steamer were immediately expected. The weather Avas 
clear, and slightly chilly. The minarets of the town 
loomed above the houses in the pale rays of the sun. A 
jetty pier, some two thousand yards long, extended into 
the roadstead. A number of fishing-smacks and coasting 
boats, some retaining the fantastic fashion of ancient 
galleys, were discernible on the Red Sea. 

As he passed among the busy crowd. Fix, according 
to habit, scrutinized the passers-by with a keen, rapid 
glance. 

It was now half-past ten. 

"The steamer doesn't come!" he exclaimed, as the port 
clock struck. 

'' She can't be far off now," returned his companion. 

" How long will she stop at Suez .''" 

"Four hours; long enough to get in her coal. It is 



38 AROUND THE ^VORLD IX EIGHTY DAYS. 

thirteen hundred and ten miles from Suez to Aden, at the 
other end of the Red Sea, and she has to take in a fresh 
coal supply." 

'' And does she go from Suez directly to Bombay ?" 

" Without putting in anywhere." 

*' Good," said Fix. '' If the robber is on board, he will 
no doubt get off at Suez, so as to reach the Dutch or 
French colonies in Asia by some other route. He ought 
to know that he would not be safe an hour in India, which 
is English soil." 

" Unless," objected the consul, " he is exceptionally 
shrewd. An English criminal, you know, is always better 
concealed in London than anywhere else." 

This observation furnished the detective food for thought, 
and meanwhile the consul went away to his office. Fix, left 
alone, was more impatient than ever, having a presentiment 
that the robber was on board the " Mongolia." If he had 
indeed left London intending to reach the New World, he 
would naturally take the route via India, which -was less 
watched and more difficult to watch than that of the Atlantic. 
But Fix's reflections were soon interrupted by a succession 
of sharp whistles, which announced the arrival of the '' Mon- 
golia." The porters and fellahs rushed down the quay, and 
a dozen boats pushed off from the shore to go and meet 
the steamer. Soon her gigantic hull appeared passing 
along between the banks, and eleven o'clock struck as she 




AFTEE YIGOEOrSLY EEPULSING THE FELLAHS WHO OFFERED 
TUEIE ASSISTANCE. 

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AROUND THE WORLD IN EIGHTY DAYS. 39 

anchored in the road. She brought an unusual number 
of passengers, some of whom remained on deck to 
scan the picturesque panorama of the town, while the 
greater part disembarked in the boats, and landed on the 
quay. 

Fix took up a position, and carefully examined each 
face and figure which made its appearance. Presently one 
of the passengers, after vigorously pushing his way through 
the importunate crowd of porters, came up to him, and 
politely asked if he could point out the English consulate, 
at the same time showing a passport which he wished to 
have visaed. Fix instinctively took the passport, and with 
a rapid glance read the description of its bearer. An 
involuntary motion of surprise nearly escaped him, for 
the description in the passport was identical with that of 
the bank robber which he had received from Scotland 
Yard. 

'' Is this your passport ?" asked he. 

*'No, it's my master's." 

^' And your master is — " 

" He stayed on board.'' 

*' But he must go to the consul's in person, so as to esta- 
blish his identity." 

" Oh, is that necessary V 

*' Quite indispensable." 

'' And where is the consulate V 



40 AROUND THE WORLD IN EIGHTY DAYS. 

" There, on the corner of the square," said Fix^ pointing 
to a house two hundred steps off. 

''I'll go and fetch my master, who won't be much 
pleased, however, to be disturbed." 

The passenger bowed to Fix, and returned to the 
steamer. 



AROUND THE WORLD IX EIGHTY DAYS. 41 



CHAPTER VII. 

WHICH ONCE MORE DEMONSTRATES THE USELESSNESS 
OF PASSPORTS AS AIDS TO DETECTIVES. 

The detective passed down the quay, and rapidly made 
his way to the consul's office, where he was at once 
admitted to the presence of that official. 

" Consul/' said he, without preamble, " I have strong 
reasons for believing that my man is a passenger on the 
' Mongoha.' " And he narrated what had just passed 
concerning the passport. 

"Well, Mr. Fix," replied the consul, "I shall not be 
sorry to see the rascal's face ; but perhaps he won't come 
here, — that is, if he is the person you suppose him to be. 
A robber doesn't quite like to leave traces of his flight 
behind him ; and besides, he is not obliged to have his 
passport countersigned." 

"If he is as shrewd as I think he is, consul, he will 
come." 



42 AROUND THE WORLD IN EIGHTY DAYS. 

*' To have his passport visaed?'' 

"Yes. Passports are only good for annoying honest 
folks, and aiding in the flight of rogues. I assure you it 
will be quite the thing for him to do ; but I hope you will 
not visa the passport." 

" Why not 1 If the passport is genuine, I have no right 
to refuse." 

" Still I must keep this man here until I can get a 
warrant to arrest him from London." 

"Ah, that's your look-out. But I cannot — " 

The consul did not finish his sentence, for as he spoke a 
knock was heard at the door, and two strangers entered, 
one of whom was the servant whom Fix had met on the 
quay. The other, who was his master, held out his pass- 
port with the request that the consul would do him the 
favour to visa it. The consul took the document and care- 
fully read it, whilst Fix observed, or rather devoured, the 
stranger with his eyes from a corner of the room. 

" You are Mr. Phileas Fogg } " said the consul, after 
reading the passport. 

" I am." 

" And this man is your servant '^. " 

" He is ; a Frenchman, named Passepartout." 

" You are from London } " 

"Yes." 

"And you are going — " 



AROUND THE WORLD IN EIGHTY DAYS. 43 

^'To Bombay." 

" Very good, sir. You know that a visa is useless, and 
that no passport is required V 

''I know it, sir," repHed Phileas Fogg; ^' but I wish to 
prove, by your visa, that I came by Suez." 

"Very well, sir." 

The consul proceeded to sign and date the passport, 
after which he added his official seal. Mr. Fogg paid the 
customary fee, coldly bowed, and went out, followed by his 
servant. 

" Well } " queried the detective. 

'' Well, he looks and acts like a perfectly honest man," 
replied the consul. 

" Possibly ; but that is not the question. Do you think, 
consul, that this phlegmatic gentleman resembles, feature 
by feature, the robber whose description I have received V' 

" I concede that ; but then, you know, all descrip- 
tions — " 

" ril make certain of it," interrupted Fix. "The servant 
seems to me less mysterious than the master ; besides, he's 
a Frenchman, and can't help talking. Excuse me for a 
little while, consul." 

Fix started off in search of Passepartout. 

Meanwhile Mr. Fogg, after leaving the consulate, repaired 
to the quay, gave some orders to Passepartout, went off to 
the " Mongolia " in a boat, and descended to his cabin. He 



44 AROUND THE WORLD IN EIGHTY DAYS. 

took Up his note-book, which contained the following 
memoranda : — 

" Left London, Wednesday, October 2nd, at 8.45 p.m. 

" Reached Paris, Thursday, October 3rd, at 7.20 a.m. 

" Left Paris, Thursday, at 8.40 a.m. 

" Reached Turin by Mont Cenis, Friday, October 4th, at 
6.35 a.m. 

" Left Turin, Friday, at 7.20 a.m. 

"Arrived at Brindisi, Saturday, October 5th, at 4 p.m. 

" Sailed on the ' Mongolia,' Saturday, at 5 p.m. 

" Reached Suez, Wednesday, October 9th, at 1 1 a.m. 

"Total of hours spent, 158J ; or, in days, six days and a 
half." 

These dates were inscribed in an itinerary divided into 
columns, indicating the month, the day of the month, and 
the day for the .stipulated and actual arrivals at each prin- 
cipal point,— Paris, Brindisi, Suez, Bombay, Calcutta, 
Singapore, Hong Kong, Yokohama, San Francisco, New 
York, and London, — from the 2nd of October to the 21st 
of December ; and giving a space for setting down the 
gain made or the loss suffered on arrival at each locality. 
This methodical record thus contained an account of every- 
thing needed, and Mr. Fogg always knew whether he was 
behindhand or in advance of his time. On this Friday, 
October 9th, he noted his arrival at Suez, and observed 
that he had as yet neither gained nor lost. He sat down 



AROUND THE WORLD IN EIGHTY DAYS. 45 

quietly to breakfast in his cabin, never once thinking of 
inspecting the town, being one of those Enghshmen who 
are Avont to see foreign countries through the eyes of their 
domestics. 



46 AROUND THE WORLD IN EIGHTY DAYS. 



CHAPTER VIII. 

IN WHICH PASSEPARTOUT TALKS RATHER MORE, 
PERHAPS, THAN IS PRUDENT. 

Fix soon rejoined Passepartout, who was lounging and 
looking about on the quay, as if he did not feel that he, at 
least, was obliged not to see anything. 

" Well, my friend," said the detective, coming up with 
him, " is your passport visaed ? " 

''Ah, it's you, is it, monsieur?" responded Passepartout. 
" Thanks, yes, the passport is all right." 

'' And you are looking about you .''" 

"Yes ; but we travel so fast that I seem to be journeying 
in a dream. So this is Suez 1 " 

"Yes." 

"In Egypt.?" 

" Certainly, in Egypt." 

"And in Africa.?" 

" In Africa." 



AROUND THE WORLD IN EIGHTY DAYS. 47 

" In Africa ! " repeated Passepartout. *' Just think, mon- 
sieur, I had no idea that we should go farther than Paris ; 
and all that I saw of Paris was between twenty minutes 
past seven and twenty minutes before nine in the morning, 
between the Northern and the Lyons stations, through the 
windows of a car, and in a driving rain ! How I regret not 
having seen once more Pere la Chaise and the circus in the 
Champs Elysees !" 

" You are in a great hurry, then ^ " 

" I am not, but my master is. By the way, I must buy 
some shoes and shirts. We came away without trunks, 
only with a carpet-bag." 

" I will show you an excellent shop for getting what you 
want." 

" Really, monsieur, you are very kind." 

And they walked off together, Passepartout chatting 
volubly as they went along. 

" Above all," said he, " don't let me lose the steamer." 

"You have plenty of time ; it's only twelve o'clock." 

Passepartout pulled out his big watch. ''Twelve!" he 
exclaimed ; " why it's only eight minutes before ten." 

" Your watch is slow." 

" My watch ? A family watch, monsieur, which has come 
down from my great-grandfather! It doesn't vary five 
minutes in the year, it's a perfect chronometer, look you." 

" I see how it is," said Fix. " You have kept London 



48 AROUND THE WORLD IX EIGHTY DAYS. 

time, which Is two hours behind that of Suez. You ought 
to regulate your watch at noon In each country." 

" I regulate my watch ? Never ! " 

" Well, then, It will not agree with the sun." 

'' So much the worse for the sun, monsieur. The sun 
will be wrong, then !" 

And the worthy fellow returned the watch to its fob 
with a defiant gesture. After a few minutes' silence, Fix 
resumed : "You left London hastily, then .^" 

" I rather think so ! Last Friday at eight o'clock in the 
evening, Monsieur Fogg came home from his club, and 
three quarters of an hour afterwards we were off." 

" But where is your master going .^" 

" Always^ straight ahead. He is going round the 
world." 

" Round the world .?" cried Fix. 

" Yes, and in eighty days ! He says it is on a wager ; 
but, between us, I don't believe a word of it. That 
wouldn't be common sense. There's something else in the 
wind." 

"Ah ! Mr. Fogg is a character, is he .?" 

*'I should say he was." 

" Is he rich }" 

" No doubt, for he is carrying an enormous sum in bran- 
new bank notes with him. And he doesn't spare the money 
on the way, either : he has offered a large reward to the 




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AROUND THE WORLD IN EIGHTY DAYS. 49 

engineer of the 'Mongolia' if he gets us to Bombay well in 
advance of time." 

" And you have known your master a long time .?" 

" Why, no ; I entered his service the very day we left 
London." 

The effect of these replies upon the already suspicious 
and excited detective may be imagined. The hasty de- 
parture from London soon after the robbery ; the large 
sum carried by Mr. Fogg ; his eagerness to reach distant 
countries ; the pretext of an eccentric and foolhardy bet, — 
all confirmed Fix in his theory. He continued to pump 
poor Passepartout, and learned that he really knew little 
or nothing of his master, who lived a solitary existence in 
London, was said to be rich, though no one knew whence 
came his riches, and was mysterious and impenetrable in 
his affairs and habits. Fix felt sure that Phileas Fogg; 
w^ould not land at Suez, but was really going on to* 
Bombay. 

"Is Bombay far from here .^" asked Passepartout. 

" Pretty far. It is a ten days' voyage by sea." 

"And in what country is Bombay .''" 

"India." 

"In Asia.?" 

" Certainly." 

" The deuce ! I was going to tell you, — there's one 
thing that worries me, — my burner !" 

E 



50 AROUND THE WORLD IN EIGHTY DAYS. 

"What burner?" 

" My gas-burner, which I forgot to turn off, and which is 
at this moment burning — at my expense. I have calcu- 
lated, monsieur, that I lose two shillings every four and 
twenty hours, exactly sixpence more than I earn ; and 
you will understand that the longer our journey — " 

Did Fix pay any attention to Passepartout's trouble 
about the gas ? It is not probable. He was not listening, 
but was cogitating a project. Passepartout and he had 
now reached the shop, where Fix left his companion to 
make his purchases, after recommending him not to miss 
the steamer, and hurried back to the consulate. Now that 
he was fully convinced, Fix had quite recovered his equa- 
nimity, 

" Consul," said he, " I have no longer any doubt. I have 
spotted my man. He passes himself off as an odd stick, 
who is going round the world in eighty days." 

'•' Then he's a sharp fellow," returned the consul, " and 
counts on returning to London after putting the police of 
the two continents off his track." 

"We'll see about that," replied Fix. 

"But are you not mistaken .^" 

" I am not mistaken." 

" Why was this robber so anxious to prove, by the visa, 
that he had passed through Suez .?" 

^' W^hy ? I have no Idea ; but Hsten to me," 



AROUND THE WORLD IN EIGHTY DAYS. 5 1 

He reported in a few words the most important parts of 
his conversation with Passepartout. 

" In short," said the consul, " appearances are wholly 
against this man. And what are you going to do .^" 

'' Send a despatch to London for a warrant of arrest to 
be despatched instantly to Bombay, take passage on board 
the * Mongolia,' follow my rogue to India, and there, on 
English ground, arrest him politely, with my warrant in 
my hand, and my hand on his shoulder." 

Having uttered these words with a cool, careless air, the 
detective took leave of the consul, and repaired to the 
telegraph office, whence he sent the despatch which we 
have seen to the London police office. A quarter of an 
hour later found Fix, with a small bag in his hand, pro- 
ceeding on board the '' Mongolia ;" and ere many moments 
longer, the noble steamer rode out at full steam upon the 
waters of the Red Sea. 



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52 AROUND THE WORLD IX EIGHTY DAYS. 



CHAPTER IX. 

IN WHICH THE RED SEA AND THE INDIAN OCEAN 
PROVE PROPITIOUS TO THE DESIGNS OF PHILEAS 
FOGG. 

The distance between Suez and Aden is precisely thirteen 
hundred and ten miles, and the regulations of the company 
allow the steamers one hundred and thirty-eight hours in 
which to traverse it. The "Mongolia," thanks to the vigorous 
exertions of the engineer, seemed likely, so rapid was her 
speed, to reach her destination considerably within that 
time. The greater part of the passengers from Brindisi 
Avere bound for India — some for Bombay, others for Cal- 
cutta by way of Bombay, the nearest route thither, now 
that a railway crosses the Indian peninsula. Among the 
passengers was a number of officials and military officers 
of various grades, the latter being either attached to the 
regular British forces, or commanding the Sepoy troops 
and receiving high salaries ever since the central govern- 



AROUND THE WORLD IN EIGHTY DAYS. 53 

ment has assumed the powers of the East India Company ; 
for the sub-lieutenants get 280/., brigadiers, 2400/., and 
generals of division, 4000/. What with the military men, 
a number of rich young Englishmen on their travels, and 
the hospitable efforts of the purser, the time passed quickly 
on the "Mongolia." The best of fare was spread upon the 
cabin tables at breakfast, lunch, dinner, and the eight 
o'clock supper, and the ladies scrupulously changed their 
toilets twice a day ; and the hours were whiled away, when 
the sea was tranquil, with music, dancing, and games. 

But the Red Sea is full of caprice, and often boisterous, 
like most long and narrow gulfs. When the wind came 
from the African or Asian coast, the "Mongolia," with 
her long hull, rolled fearfully. Then the ladies speedily 
disappeared below ; the pianos were silent ; singing and 
dancing suddenly ceased. Yet the good ship ploughed 
straight on, un retarded by wind or wave, towards the 
straits of Bab-el-Mandeb. What was Phlleas Fogg doing 
all this time .? It might be thought that, in his anxiety, he 
would be constantly watching the changes of the wind, the 
disorderly raging of the billows— every chance, in short, 
which might force the " Mongolia " to slacken her speed, 
and thus interrupt his journey. But if he thought of these 
possibilities, he did not betray the fact by any outward 
sign. 

Always the same impassible member cf the Reform 



54 AROUND THE WORLD IN EIGHTY DAYS. 

Club, whom no Incident could surprise, as unvarying as the 
ship's chronometers, and seldom having the curiosity even 
to go upon the deck, he passed through the memorable 
scenes of the Red Sea with cold indifference ; did not care 
to recognize the historic towns and villages which^ along its 
borders, raised their picturesque outlines against the sky ; 
and betrayed no fear of the dangers of the Arabic GulC 
which the old historians always spoke of with horror, and 
upon which the ancient navigators never ventured without 
propitiating the gods by ample sacrifices. How did this 
eccentric personage pass his time on the "Mongolia" ? He 
made his four hearty meals every day, regardless of the 
most persistent rolling and pitching on the part of the 
steamer ; and he played whist indefatigably, for he had 
found partners as enthusiastic in the game as himself. A 
tax-collector, on the way to his post at Go a; the Rev. 
Decimus Smith, returning to his parish at Bombay ; and a 
brigadier-general of the English army, who was about to 
rejoin his brigade at Benares, made up the party, and, with 
Mr. Fogg, played whist by the hour together in absorbing 
silence. 

As for Passepartout, he, too, had escaped sea-sickness, 
and took his meals conscientiously in the forward cabin. 
He rather enjoyed the voyage, for he was well fed and well 
lodged, took a great interest in the scenes through which 
they were passing, and consoled himself with the delusion 




ME. FIX o:n the watcu. 



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AROUND THE WORLD IN EIGHTY DAYS. 55 

that his master's whim would end at Bombay. He was 
pleased, on the day after leaving Suez, to find on deck the 
obliging person with whom he had walked and chatted on 
the quays. 

" If I am not mistaken," said he, approaching this person 
with his most amiable smile, " you are the gentleman who 
so kindly volunteered to guide me at Suez } " 

" Ah ! I quite recognize you. You are the servant of 
the strange Englishman — " 

"Just so, Monsieur — " 

''Fix." 

" Monsieur Fix," resumed Passepartout, " I'm charmed 
to find you on board. Where are you bound .'^" 

" Like you, to Bombay." 

''That's capital ! Have you made this trip before .^" 

" Several times. I am one of the agents of the Peninsula 
Company." 

"Then you know India.''" 

•' Why — yes," replied Fix, who spoke cautiously. 

" A curious place, this India .^" 

" Oh, very curious. Mosques, minarets, temples, fakirs, 
pagodas, tigers, snakes, elephants ! I hope you will have 
ample time to see the sights." 

" I hope so. Monsieur Fix. You see, a man of sound 
sense ought not to spend his life jumping from a steamer 
upon a railway train, and from a railway train upon a 



56 AROUND THE WORLD IN EIGHTY DAYS. 

Steamer again, pretending to make the tour of the world 
in eighty days ! No ; all these gymnastics, you may be 
sure, will cease at Bombay." 

"And ]\Ir. Fogg is getting on well?" asked Fix, in the 
most natural tone in the world. 

" Quite well, and I too. I eat like a famished o^ve ; 
it's the sea air." 

'' But I never see your master on deck." 
** Never ; he hasn't the least curiosity." 
" Do you know, Mr. Passepartout, that this pretended 
tour in eighty days may conceal some secret errand — 
perhaps a diplomatic mission V' 

'* Faith, Monsieur Fix, I assure you I know nothing 
about it, nor would I give half-a-crown to find out." 

After this meeting. Passepartout and Fix got into the 
habit of chatting together, the latter making it a point to 
gain the worthy man's confidence. He frequently offered 
him a glass of whiskey or pale ale in the steamer bar-room, 
which Passepartout never failed to accept with graceful 
alacrity, mentally pronouncing Fix the best of good 
fellows. 

Meanwhile the " Mongolia" was pushing for^vard rapidly ; 
on the 13th, Mocha, surrounded by its ruined walls whereon 
date-trees were growing, was sighted, and on the moun- 
tains beyond were espied vast coffee-fields. Passepartout 
was ravished to behold this celebrated place, and thought 



"v.. 




THEY PUT IN AT STEAilEE POINT. 



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AROUND THE WORLD IN EIGHTY DAYS. 57 

that, with its circular walls and dismantled fort, it looked 
like an immense coffee cup and saucer. The following 
night they passed through the Strait of Bab-el-Mandeb, 
which means in Arabic " The Bridge of Tears," and the 
next day they put in at Steamer Point, north-west of Aden 
harbour, to take in coal. This matter of fueUing steamers 
is a serious one at such distances from the coal mines ; 
it costs the Peninsula Company some eight hundred 
thousand pounds a year. In these distant seas, coal is 
worth three or four pounds sterling a ton. 

The " Mongolia " had still sixteen hundred and fifty 
miles to traverse before reaching Bombay, and was obliged 
to remain four hours at Steamer Point to coal up. But 
this delay, as it was foreseen, did not affect Phileas Fogg's 
programme ; besides, the " Mongolia," instead of reaching 
Aden on the morning of the 15th, when she was due, 
arrived there on the evening of the 14th, a gain of fifteen 
hours. 

Mr. Fogg and his servant went ashore at Aden to have 
the passport again visaed ; Fix, unobserved, followed them. 
The visa procured, Mr. Fogg returned on board to resume 
his former habits ; while Passepartout, according to custom, 
sauntered about among the mixed population of Somanlis, 
Banyans, Parsees, Jews, Arabs, and Europeans who com- 
prise the twenty-five thousand inhabitants of Aden. He 
gazed with wonder upon the fortifications which make this 



58 AROUND THE WORLD IN EIGHTY DAYS. 

place the Gibraltar of the Indian Ocean, and the vast 
cisterns where the English engineers were still at work, two 
thousand years after the engineers of Solomon. 

*' Very curious, vc;y curious," said Passepartout to him- 
self, on returning to the steamer. " I see that it is by no 
means useless to travel, if a man wants to see something 
new." At six p.m. the " Mongolia " slowly moved out of the 
roadstead, and was soon once more on the Indian Ocean. 
She had a hundred and sixty-eight hours in which to reach 
Bombay, and the sea was favourable, the wind being in 
the north-west, and all sails aiding the engine. The 
steamer rolled but little, the ladies, in fresh toilets, re- 
appeared on deck, and the singing and dancing were 
resumed. The trip was being accomplished most success- 
fully, and Passepartout was enchanted with the congenial 
companion which chance had secured him in the person of 
the delightful Fix. On Sunday, October 20th, towards 
noon, they came in sight of the Indian coast : two hours 
later the pilot came on board. A range of hills lay against 
the sky in the horizon, and soon the rows of palms 
which adorn Bombay came distinctly into view. The 
steamer entered the road formed by the islands in the 
bay, and at half-past four she hauled up at the quays of 
Bombay. 

Phileas Fogg was in the act of finishing the thirty-third 
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by a bold stroke, captured all thirteen of the tricks, con- 
cluded this fine campaign with a brilliant victory. 

The " Mongolia" was due at Bombay on the 22nd ; she 
arrived on the 20th. This was a gain to Phileas Fogg of 
two days since his departure from London, and he calmly 
entered the fact in the itinerary, in the column of gains. 



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CHAPTER X. 

IN WHICH PASSEPARTOUT IS ONLY TOO GLAD TO GET 
OFF WITH THE LOSS OF HIS SHOES. 

Everybody knows that the great reversed triangle of 
land, with its base in the north and its apex in the south, 
which is called India, embraces fourteen hundred thousand 
square miles, upon which is spread unequally a population 
of one hundred and eighty millions of souls. The British 
Crown exercises a real and despotic dominion over the 
larger portion of this vast country, and has a governor- 
general stationed at Calcutta, governors at Madras, Bom- 
bay, and in Bengal, and a lieutenant-governor at Agra. 

But British India, properly so called, only embraces 
seven hundred thousand square miles, and a population 
of from one hundred to one hundred and ten millions of 
inhabitants. A considerable portion of India is still free 
from British authority ; and there are certain ferocious 
rajahs in the interior who are absolutely independent. 




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The celebrated East India Company was all-powerful 
from 1756, when the English first gained a foothold on 
the spot where now stands the city of Madras, down to the 
time of the great Sepoy insurrection. It gradually annexed 
province after province, purchasing them of the native chiefs, 
whom it seldom paid, and appointed the governor-general 
and his subordinates, civil and military. But the East 
India Company has now passed away, leaving the British 
possessions in India directly under the control of the 
Crown. The aspect of the country, as well as the manners 
and distinctions of race, is daily changing. 

Formerly one was obliged to travel in India by the old 
cumbrous methods of going on foot or on horseback, in 
palanquins or unwieldy coaches ; now, fast steamboats ply 
on the Indus and the Ganges, and a great railway, with 
branch lines joining the main line at many points on its 
route, traverses the peninsula from Bombay to Calcutta in 
three days. This railway does not run in a direct line 
across India. The distance between Bombay and Cal- 
cutta, as the bird flies, is only from one thousand to eleven 
hundred miles ; but the deflections of the road increase 
this distance by more than a third. 

The general route of the Great Indian Peninsula Rail- 
way is as follows: — Leaving Bombay, it passes through 
Salcette, crossing to the continent opposite Tannah, goes 
over the chain of the Western Ghauts, runs thence north- 



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east as far as Burhampoor, skirts the nearly independent 
territory of Bundelcund, ascends to Allahabad, turns thence 
eastwardly, meeting the Ganges at Benares, then departs 
from the river a little, and, descending south-eastward by 
Burdivan and the French town of Chandernagor, has its 
terminus at Calcutta. 

The passengers of the " Mongolia" went ashore at half- 
past four p.m. ; at exactly eight the train would start for 
Calcutta. 

Mr. Fogg, after bidding good-bye to his whist partners, 
left the steamer, gave his servant several errands to do, 
urged it upon him to be at the station promptly at eight, 
and, with his regular step, w^hich beat to the second, like 
an astronomical clock, directed his steps to the passport 
office. As for the wonders of Bombay — its famous city 
hall, its splendid library, its forts and docks, its bazaars, 
mosques, synagogues, its Armenian churches, and the noble 
pagoda on Malebar Hill with its two polygonal towers — he 
cared not a straw to see them. He would not deign to 
examine even the masterpieces of Elephanta, or the mys- 
terious hypogea, concealed south-east from the docks, or 
those fine remains of Buddhist architecture, the Kanherian 
grottoes of the island of Salcette. 

Having transacted his business at the passport office, 
Phileas Fogg repaired quietly to the railway station, where 
he ordered dinner. Among the dishes served up to him, 



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the landlord especially recommended a certain giblet of 
*' native rabbit," on which he prided himself. 

Mr. Fogg accordingly tasted the dish, but, despite its 
spiced sauce, found it far from palatable. He rang for the 
landlord, and on his appearance, said, fixing his clear eyes 
upon him, " Is this rabbit, sir .^" 

" YeSj my lord," the rogue boldly replied, " rabbit from 
the jungles." 

" And this rabbit did not mew when he was killed ?" 

" Mew, my lord ! what, a rabbit mew ! I swear to 
you — " 

" Be so good, landlord, as not to swear, but remember 
this : cats were formerly considered, in India, as sacred 
animals. That was a good time." 

"For the cats, my lord .''" 

" Perhaps for the travellers as well !" 

After which Mr. Fogg quietly continued his dinner. 
Fix had gone on shore shortly after Mr. Fogg, and his 
first destination was the head-quarters of the Bombay 
police. He made himself known as a London detective, 
told his business at Bombay, and the position of affairs 
relative to the supposed robber, and nervously asked if a 
warrant had arrived from London. It had not reached the 
office ; indeed, there had not yet been time for it to arrive. 
Fix was sorely disappointed, and tried to obtain an order 
of arrest from the director of the Bombay police. This 



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the director refused, as the matter concerned the Londort 
office, which alone could legally deliver the warrant. Fix 
did not Insist, and was fain to resign himself to await the 
arrival of the important document ; but he was determined 
not to lose sight of the mysterious rogue as long as he 
stayed in Bombay. He did not doubt for a moment, any 
more than Passepartout, that Phileas Fogg would remain 
there, at least until it was time for the warrant to arrive. 

Passepartout, however, had no sooner heard his master's 
orders on leaving the "Mongolia," than he saw at once 
that they were to leave Bombay as they had done Suez 
and Paris, and that the journey would be extended at 
least as far as Calcutta, and perhaps beyond that place. 
He began to ask himself if this bet that I\Ir. Fogg talked 
about was not really in good earnest, and whether his fate 
was not in truth forcing him, despite his love of repose, 
around the w^orld in eighty days ! 

Having purchased the usual quota of shirts and shoes, 
he took a leisurely promenade about the streets, where 
crowds of people of many nationalities — Europeans, 
Persians with pointed caps, Banyas with round turbans, 
Sindes with square bonnets, Parsees with black mitres, and 
long-robed Armenians — were collected. It happened to 
be the day of a Parsee festival. These descendants of the 
sect of Zoroaster — the most thrifty, civilized, intelligent, 
and austere of the East Indians, among whom are counted 



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the richest native merchants of Bombay — were celebrating 
a sort of religious carnival, with processions and shows, in 
the midst of which Indian dancing-girls, clothed in rose- 
coloured gauze, looped up with gold and silver, danced 
airily, but wath perfect modesty, to the sound of viols and 
the clanging of tambourines. It is needless to say that 
Passepartout watched these curious ceremonies with staring 
€yes and gaping mouth, and that his countenance was that 
of the greenest booby imaginable. 

Unhappily for his master, as well as himself, his curiosity 
drew him unconsciously farther off than he intended to go. 
At last, having seen the Parsee carnival wind away in the 
distance, he was turning his steps towards the station, when 
he happened to espy the splendid pagoda on Malebar Hill, 
and was seized with an irresistible desire to see its interior. 
He was quite ignorant that it is forbidden to Christians to 
enter certain Indian temples, and that even the faithful 
must not go in without first leaving their shoes outside the 
door. It may be said here that the wise policy of the 
British Government severely punishes a disregard of the 
practices of the native religions. 

Passepartout, however, thinking no harm, went in like a 
simple tourist, and was soon lost in admiration of the splendid 
Brahmin ornamentation which ever},^where met his eyes, 
when of a sudden he found himself sprawling on the sacred 
flagging- He looked up to behold three enraged priests, who 

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forthwith fell upon him, tore off his shoes, and began to beat 
him with loud, savage exclamations. The agile Frenchman 
was soon upon his feet again, and lost no time in knocking 
down two of his long-gowned adversaries with his fists and 
a vigorous application of his toes; then, rushing out of the 
pagoda as fast as his legs could carry him, he soon escaped 
the third priest by mingling with the crowd in the streets. 

At five minutes before eight. Passepartout, hatless, shoe- 
less, and having in the squabble lost his package of shirts 
and shoes, rushed breathlessly into the station. 

Fix, who had followed Mr. Fogg to the station, and saw 
that he was really going to leave Bombay, was there, upon 
the platform. He had resolved to follow the supposed 
robber to Calcutta, and farther, if necessar}^ Passepartout 
did not observe the detective, who stood in an obscure 
corner ; but Fix heard him relate his adventures in a few 
words to Mr. Fogg. 

" I hope that this will not happen again," said Phileas 
Fogg, coldly, as he got into the train. Poor Passepartout, 
quite crestfallen, followed his master v/ithout a w^ord. Fix 
was on the point of entering another carriage, when an 
idea struck him which induced him to alter his plan. 

"No, I'll stay," muttered he. "An offence has been 
committed on Indian soil. I've got my man." 

Just then the locomotive gave a sharp screech, and the 
train passed out into the darkness of the night. 




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CHAPTER XI. 

IN WHICH PHILEAS FOGG SECURES A CURIOUS MEANS 
OF CONVEYANCE AT A FABULOUS PRICE. 

The train had started punctually. Among the passen- 
gers were a number of officers, Government officials, and 
opium and indigo merchants, whose business called them 
to the eastern coast. Passepartout rode in the same car- 
riage with his master, and a third passenger occupied a 
seat opposite to them. This was Sir Francis Cromarty, 
one of Mr. Fogg's whist partners on the *' Mongolia," 
now on his way to join his corps at Benares. Sir Francis 
was a tall, fair man of fifty, who had greatly distinguished 
himself in the last Sepoy revolt. He made India his 
home, only paying brief visits to England at rare inter- 
vals ; and was almost as familiar as a native with the 
customs, history, and character of India and its people. 
But Phlleas Fogg, who was not travelling, but only de- 
scribing a circumference, took no pains to inquire into 

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6S AROUND THE WORLD IN EIGHTY DAYS. 

these subjects ; he was a soHd body, traversing an orbit 
around the terrestrial globe, according to the laws of 
rational mechanics. He was at this moment calculating 
in his mind the number of hours spent since his de- 
parture from London, and, had it been in his nature to 
make a useless demonstration, would have rubbed his 
hands for satisfaction. Sir Francis Cromarty had observed 
the oddity of his traveUing companion — although the only 
opportunity he had for studying him had been while he 
was dealing the cards, and between two rubbers — and 
questioned himself whether a human heart really beat 
beneath this cold exterior, and whether Phileas Fogg had 
any sense of the beauties of nature. The brigadier- 
general was free to mentally confess, that, of all the 
eccentric persons he had ever met, none was comparable 
to this product of the exact sciences. 

Phileas Fogg had not concealed from Sir Francis his 
design of going round the world, nor the circumstances 
under which he set out ; and the general only saw in the 
wager a useless eccentricity, and a lack of sound com.mon- 
sense. In the way this strange gentleman was going on, 
he would leave the world without having done any good 
to himself or anybody else. 

An hour after leaving Bombay the train had passed the 
viaducts and the island of Salcette, and had got into the 
open country. At Callyan they reached the junction of 



AROUND THE WORLD IN EIGHTY DAYS. 69 

the branch line which descends towards south-eastern India 
by Kandallah and Pounah ; and, passing Pauwell, they 
entered the defiles of the mountains, with their basalt 
bases, and their summits crowned with thick and verdant 
forests. Phileas Fogg and Sir Francis Cromarty exchanged 
a few words from time to time, and now Sir Francis, 
reviving the conversation, observed, "Some years ago, 
Mr. Fogg, you would have met with a delay at this point, 
which would probably have lost you your wager." 

" How so. Sir Francis .^" 

" Because the railway stopped at the base of these moun- 
tains, which the passengers were obliged to cross in palan- 
quins or on ponies to Kandallah, on the other side." 

" Such a delay would not have deranged m.y plans in the 
least," said Mr. Fogg. " I have constantly foreseen the 
likelihood of certain obstacles." 

*'But, Mr. Fogg," pursued Sir Francis, "you run the risk 
of having some difficulty about this worthy fellow's ad- 
venture at the pagoda." Passepartout, his feet comfortably 
wrapped in his travelling-blanket, was sound asleep, and 
did not dream that anybody was talking about him. "The 
Government is very severe upon that kind of offence. It 
takes particular care that the religious customs of the 
Indians should be respected, and if your servant were 
caught — " 

"Very well. Sir Francis," replied Mr. Fogg ; "if he had 



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been caug-ht he would have been condemned and punished, 
and then would have quietly returned to Europe. I don't 
see how this affair could have delayed his master." 

The conversation fell again. During the night the train 
left the mountains behind, and passed Nassik, and the 
next day proceeded over the flat, well-cultivated country 
of the Khandeish, with its straggling villages, above 
which rose the minarets of the pagodas. This fertile 
territory is watered by numerous small rivers and limpid 
streams, mostly tributaries of the Godavery. 

Passepartout, on waking and looking out, could not 
realize that he was actually crossing India in a railway 
train. The locomotive, guided by an English engineer 
and fed with English coal, threw out its smoke upon cotton, 
coffee, nutmeg, clove, and pepper plantations, while the 
steam curled in spirals around groups of palm-trees, in 
the midst of which were seen picturesque bungalows, 
viharis (a sort of abandoned monasteries), and marvellous 
temples enriched by the exhaustless ornamentation of 
Indian architecture. Then they came upon vast tracts 
extending to the horizon, with jungles inhabited by snakes 
and tigers, which fled at the noise of the train ; succeeded 
by forests penetrated by the railway, and still haunted by 
elephants which, with pensive eyes, gazed at the train as 
it passed. The travellers crossed, beyond Malligaum, the 
fatal country so often stained with blood by the sectaries 




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of the goddess Kali. Not far off rose Ellora, with its grace- 
ful pagodas, and the famous Aurungabad, capital of the 
ferocious Aureng-Zeb, now the chief town of one of the 
detached provinces of the kingdom of the Nizam. It was 
thereabouts that Feringhea, the Thuggee chief, king of the 
stranglers, held his sway. These ruffians, united by a secret 
bond, strangled victims of every age in honour of the god- 
dess Death, without ever shedding blood ; there was a 
period when this part of the country could scarcely be 
travelled over without corpses being found in every direc- 
tion. The English Government has succeeded in greatly 
diminishing these murders, though the Thuggees still exist, 
and pursue the exercise of their horrible rites. 

At half- past twelve the train stopped at Burhampoor, 
where Passepartout was able to purchase some Indian 
slippers, ornamented with false pearls, in which, with evi- 
dent vanity, he proceeded to incase his feet. The travellers 
made a hasty breakfast, and started off for Assurghur, after 
skirting for a little the banks of the small river Tapty, which 
empties into the Gulf of Cambray, near Surat. 

Passepartout was now plunged into absorbing reverie. 
Up to his arrival at Bombay, he had entertained hopes 
that their journey would end there ; but now that they 
were plainly whirling across India at full speedy a sudden 
change had come over the spirit of his dreams. His old 
vagabond nature returned to him ; the fantastic ideas of 



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his youth once more took possession of him. He came to 
regard his master's project as intended in good earnest, 
beheved in the reaHty of the bet, and therefore in the tour of 
the world, and the necessity of making it without fail within 
the designated period. Already he began to worry about 
possible delays, and accidents which might happen on 
the way. He recognized himself as being personally 
interested in the wager, and trembled at the thought that 
he might have been the means of losing it by his unpardon- 
able folly of the night before. Being much less cool-headed 
than Mr. Fogg, he was much more restless, counting and 
recounting the days passed over, uttering maledictions 
when the train stopped, and accusing it of sluggishness, 
and mentally blaming Mr. Fogg for not having bribed the 
engineer. The worthy fellow was ignorant that, while it 
was possible by such means to hasten the rate of a steamer, 
it could not be done on the railway. 

The train entered the defiles of the Sutpour Mountains, 
which separate the Khandeish from Bundelcund, towards 
evening. The next day Sir Francis Cromarty asked Passe- 
partout what time it was ; to which, on consulting his 
watch, he replied that it was three in the morning. This 
famous timepiece, always regulated on the Greenwich 
meridian, which was now some seventy-seven degrees 
westward, was at least four hours slow. Sir Francis cor- 
rected Passepartout's time, whereupon the latter made the 



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same remark that he had done to Fix ; and upon the 
general insisting that the watch should be regulated in 
each new meridian, since he was constantly going eastward, 
that is in the face of the sun, and therefore the days were 
shorter by four minutes for each degree gone over. Passe- 
partout obstinately refused to alter his watch, which he 
kept at London time. It was an innocent delusion which 
could harm no one. 

The train stopped, at eight o'clock, in the midst of a 
glade some fifteen miles beyond Rothal, wh ere there were 
several bungalows and workmen's cabins. The conductor, 
passing along the carriages, shouted, " Passengers will get 
out here!" 

Phileas Fogg looked at Sir Francis Cromarty for an 
explanation ; but the general could not tell what meant a 
halt in the midst of this forest of dates and acacias. 

Passepartout, not less surprised, rushed out and speedily 
returned, crying, " Monsieur, no more railway !" 

" What do you mean V asked Sir Francis. 

" I mean to say that the train isn't going on." 

The general at once stepped out, while Phileas Fogg 
calmly followed him, and they proceeded together to the 
conductor. 

*' Where are we 1 " asked Sir Francis. 

"At the hamlet of Kholby." 

"Do we stop here V 



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" Certainly. The railway isn't finished." 

''What! not finished.?" 

" No. There's still a matter of fifty miles to be laid 
from here to Allahabad, where the line begins again." 

" But the papers announced the opening of the railway 
throughout." 

" What would you have, ofiicer } The papers were 
mistaken." 

" Yet you sell tickets from Bombay to Calcutta," re- 
torted Sir Francis, who was growing warm. 

" No doubt," replied the conductor ; " but the passengers 
know that they must provide means of transportation for 
themselves from Kholby to Allahabad." 

Sir Francis was furious. Passepartout would willingly 
have knocked the conductor down^ and did not dare to 
look at his master. 

" Sir Francis," said Mr. Fogg, quietly, '' we will, if you 
please, look about for some means of conveyance to 
Allahabad." 

" Mr. Fogg, this is a delay greatly to your disadvantage." 

" No, Sir Francis ; it was foreseen." 

" What ! You knew that the way — " 

" Not at all ; but I knew that some obstacle or other 
would sooner or later arise on my route. Nothing, there- 
fore, is lost. I have two days which I have already gained 
to sacrifice. A steamer leaves Calcutta for Hong Kong at 



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noon, on the 25th. This is the 22nd, and we shall reach 
Calcutta in time." 

There was nothing to say to so confident a response. 

It w^as but too true that the railway came to a termina- 
tion at this point. The papers were like some watches, 
which have a w^ay of getting too fast, and had been pre- 
mature in their announcement of the completion of the 
line. The greater part of the travellers were aware of this 
interruption, and leaving the train, they began to engage 
such vehicles as the village could provide — four-wheeled pal- 
kigharis, waggons drawn by zebus, carriages that looked like 
perambulating pagodas, palanquins, ponies, and what not. 

Mr. Fogg and Sir Francis Cromarty, after searching the 
village from end to end, came back without having found 
anything. 

" I shall go afoot," said Phileas Fogg. 

Passepartout, who had now rejoined his master, made a 
wry grimace, as he thought of his magnificent, but too 
frail Indian shoes. Happily he too had been looking about 
him, and, after a moment's hesitation, said, '' Monsieur, I 
think I have found a means of conveyance." 

'^What.?" 

''An elephant ! An elephant that belongs to an Indian 
who lives but a hundred steps from here." 

" Let's go and see the elephant," replied Mr. Fogg. 

They soon reached a small hut, near which, enclosed 



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within some high palings, was the animal in question. An 
Indian came out of the hut, and, at their request, conducted 
them within the enclosure. The elephant, which its owner 
had reared, not for a beast of burden, but for warlike pur- 
poses, was half domesticated. The Indian had begun 
already, by often irritating him, and feeding him every 
three months on sugar and butter, to impart to him a 
ferocity not in his nature, this method being often em- 
ployed by those who train the Indian elephants for battle^ 
Happily, however, for Mr. Fogg, the animal's instruction 
in this direction had not gone far, and the elephant still 
preserved his natural gentleness. Kiouni — this was the 
name of the beast — could doubtless travel rapidly for a 
long time, and, in default of any other means of convey- 
ance, Mr. Fogg resolved to hire him. But elephants are 
far from cheap in India, where they are becoming scarce ; 
the males, which alone are suitable for circus shows, 
are much sought, especially as but few of them are 
domesticated. When, therefore, Mr. Fogg proposed to* 
the Indian to hire Kiouni, he refused point-blank. Mr. 
Fogg persisted, offering the excessive sum of ten pounds 
an hour for the loan of the beast to Allahabad. Refused. 
Twenty pounds t Refused also. Forty pounds .'* Still 
refused. Passepartout jumped at each advance ; but the 
Indian declined to be tempted. Yet the offer was an 
alluring one, for, supposing it took the elephant fifteea 




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hours to reach Allahabad, his owner would receive no less 
than six hundred pounds sterling. 

Phileas Fogg, without getting in the least flurried, then 
proposed to purchase the animal outright, and at first 
offered a thousand pounds for him. The Indian, perhaps 
thinking he was going to make a great bargain, still 
refused. 

Sir Francis Cromarty took Mr. Fogg aside, and begged 
him to reflect before he went any further ; to which that 
gentleman replied that he was not in the habit of acting 
rashly, that a bet of twenty thousand pounds was at stake, 
that the elephant was absolutely necessary to him, and 
that he would secure him if he had to pay twenty times 
his value. Returning to the Indian, whose small, sharp 
eyes, glistening with avarice, betrayed that with him it was 
only a question of how great a price he could obtain, Mr. 
Fogg offered first twelve hundred, then fifteen hundred, 
eighteen hundred, two thousand pounds. Passepartout, 
usually so rubicund, was fairly white with suspense. 

At two thousand pounds the Indian yielded. 

"What a price, good heaven!" cried Passepartout, "for 
an elephant ! " 

It only remained now to find a guide, which was com- 
paratively easy. A young Parsee, with an intelligent face, 
offered his services, which Mr. Fogg accepted, promising 
so generous a reward as to materially stimulate his zeal. 



y^ AROUND THE WORLD IN EIGHTY DAYS. 

The elephant was led out and equipped. The Parsee, who 
was an accompHshed elephant driver, covered his back with 
a sort of saddle-cloth, and attached to each of his flanks 
some curiously uncomfortable howdahs. 

Phileas Fogg paid the Indian with some bank-notes 
which he extracted from the famous carpet-bag, a pro- 
ceeding that seemed to deprive poor Passepartout of his 
vitals. Then he offered to carry Sir Francis to Allahabad, 
which the brigadier gratefully accepted, as one traveller 
the more would not be likely to fatigue the gigantic beast. 
Provisions were purchased at Kholby, and while Sir Francis 
and Mr. Fogg took the howdahs on either side. Passepar- 
tout got astride the saddle-cloth between them. The Parsee 
perched himself on the elephant's neck, and at nine o'clock 
they set out from the village, the animal marching off 
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CHAPTER XII. 

IN \VHICH PHILEAS FOGG AND HIS COMPANIONS VEN- 
TURE ACROSS THE INDIAN FORESTS, AND WHAT 
ENSUED. 

In order to shorten the journey, the guide passed to the 
left of the Hne where the ralhvay was still in process of 
being built. This line, owing to the capricious turnings 
of the Vindhia Mountains, did not pursue a straight course. 
The Parsee, who was quite familiar with the roads and 
paths in the district, declared that they would gain twenty 
miles by striking directly through the forest. 

Phileas Fogg and Sir Francis Cromarty, plunged to the 
neck in the peculiar howdahs provided for them, were 
horribly jostled by the swift trotting of the elephant, 
spurred on as he was by the skilful Parsee ; but they 
endured the discomfort with true British phlegm, talking 
little, and scarcely able to catch a glimpse of each other. 
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back, and received the direct force of each concussion as 
he trod along, he was very careful, in accordance with his 
master's advice, to keep his tongue from between his teeth, 
as it would otherwise have been bitten off short. The 
worthy fellow bounced from the elephant's neck to his 
rump, and vaulted like a clown on a spring-board ; yet 
he laughed in the midst of his bouncing, and from time 
to time took a piece of sugar out of his pocket, and 
inserted it in Kiouni's trunk, who received it without in 
the least slackening his regular trot. 

After two hours the guide stopped the elephant, and 
gave him an hour for rest, during which Kiouni, after 
quenching his thirst at a neighbouring spring, set to 
devouring the branches and shrubs round about him. 
Neither Sir Francis nor Mr. Fogg regretted the delay, and 
both descended with a feeling of relief. " Why, he's made 
of iron!" exclaimed the general, gazing admiringly on 
Kiouni. 

" Of forged iron," replied Passepartout, as he set about 
preparing a hasty breakfast. 

At noon the Parsee gave the signal of departure. The 
country soon presented a very savage aspect. Copses of 
dates and dwarf-palms succeeded the dense forests ; then 
vast, dry plains, dotted with scanty shrubs, and sown with 
great blocks of syenite. All this portion 'of Bundelcund, 
which is little frequented by travellers, is inhabited by a 




passepaetout's uneasy eide on the back of the elephant. 

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fanatical population, hardened in the most horrible prac- 
tices of the Hindoo faith. The English have not been 
able to secure complete dominion over this territory, 
which is subjected to the influence of rajahs, whom it is 
almost impossible to reach in their inaccessible mountain 
fastnesses. The travellers several times saw bands of 
ferocious Indians, who, when they perceived the ele- 
phant striding across country, made angry and threatening 
motions. The Parsee avoided them as much as possible. 
Few animals were observed on the route ; even the 
monkeys hurried from their path with contortions and 
grimaces which convulsed Passepartout with laughter. 

In the midst of his gaiety, however, one thought troubled 
the worthy servant. What would Mr. Fogg do with the 
elephant, when he got to Allahabad ? Would he carry 
him on with him ? Impossible ! The cost of transporting 
him would make him ruinously expensive. Would he sell" 
him, or set him free ? The estimable beast certainly 
deserved some consideration. Should Mr. Fogg choose to 
make him. Passepartout, a present of Kiouni, he would be 
very much embarrassed ; and these thoughts did not cease 
worrying him for a long time. 

The principal chain of the Vindhias was crossed by 
eight in the evening, and another halt was made on 
the northern slope, in a ruined bungalow. They 
had gone nearly twenty-five miles that day, and an 

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equal distance still separated them from the station of 
Allahabad. 

The night was cold. The Parsee lit a fire in the bun- 
galow with a few dry branches, and the warmth was very 
grateful. The provisions purchased at Kholby sufficed for 
supper, and the travellers ate ravenously. The conver- 
sation, beginning with a few disconnected phrases, soon 
gave place to loud and steady snores. The guide watched 
Kiouni, who slept standing, bolstering himself against the 
trunk of a large tree. Nothing occurred during the night 
to disturb the slumberers, although occasional growls from 
panthers and chatterings of monkeys broke the silence ; the 
more formidable beasts made no cries or hostile demon- 
stration against the occupants of the bungalow. Sir 
Francis slept heavily, like an honest soldier overcome with 
fatigue. Passepartout was wTapped in uneasy dreams of 
the bouncing of the day before. As for Mr. Fogg, he 
slumbered as peacefully as if he had been in his serene 
mansion in Saville Row. 

The journey was resumed at six in the morning ; the 
guide hoped to reach Allahabad by evening. In that case, 
Mr. Fogg would only lose a part of the forty-eight hours 
saved since the beginning of the tour. Kiouni, resuming 
his rapid gait, soon descended the lower spurs of the 
Vindhias, and towards noon they passed by the village of 
Kallenger, on the Cani, one of the branches of the Ganges. 




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The guide avoided inhabited places, thinking it safer to 
keep the open country, which Hes along the first depres- 
sions of the basin of the great river. Allahabad was now 
only twelve miles to the north-east. They stopped under a 
clump of bananas, the fruit of which, as healthy as bread and 
as succulent as cream, was amply partaken of and appreciated. 

At two o'clock the guide entered a thick forest which 
extended several miles ; he preferred to travel under cover 
of the woods. They had not as yet had any unpleasant 
encounters, and the journey seemed on the point of being 
successfully accomplished, when the elephant, becoming 
restless, suddenly stopped. 

It was then four o'clock. 

" What's the matter .^" asked Sir Francis, putting out his 
head. 

'' I don't know, officer," replied the Parsee, listening 
attentively to a confused murmur which came through the 
thick branches. 

The murmur soon became more distinct ; it now seemed 
like a distant concert of human voices accompanied by 
brass instruments. Passepartout was all eyes and ears. 
]\Ir. Fogg patiently waited without a word. The Parsee 
jumped to the ground, fastened the elephant to a tree, and 
plunged into the thicket. He soon returned, saying, — 

"A procession of Brahmins Is coming this way. Wc 
must prevent their seeing us. If possible." 

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The guide unloosed the elephant and led him into a 
thicket, at the same time asking the travellers not to stir. 
He held himself ready to bestride the animal at a moment's 
notice, should flight become necessary ; but he evidently 
thought that the procession of the faithful would pass with- 
out perceiving them amid the thick foliage, in which they 
were wholly concealed. 

The discordant tones of the voices and instruments drew 
nearer, and now droning songs mingled with the sound of 
the tambourines and cymbals. The head of the procession 
soon appeared beneath the trees, a hundred paces away ; 
and the strange figures who performed the religious ceremony 
were easily distinguished through the branches. First came 
the priests, with mitres on their heads, and clothed in long 
lace robes. They were surrounded by men, women, and 
children, who sang a kind of lugubrious psalm, interrupted 
at regular interv^als by the tambourines and cymbals ; while 
behind them was drawn a car with large wheels, the spokes 
of which represented serpents entwined with each other. 
Upon the car, which was drawn by four richly caparisoned 
zebus, stood a hideous statue with four arms, the body 
coloured a dull red, with haggard eyes, dishevelled hair, 
protruding tongue, and lips tinted with betel. It stood 
upright upon the figure of a prostrate and headless giant. 

Sir Francis, recognizing the statue, whispered, " The 
goddess Kah ; the goddess of love and death." 



AROUND THE WORLD IN EIGHTY DAYS. 85 

" Of death, perhaps," muttered back Passepartout, " but 
of love — that ugly old hag ? Never !" 

The Parsee made a motion to keep silence. 

A group of old fakirs were capering and making a wild 
-ado around the statue ; these were striped with ochre, and 
covered with cuts whence their blood issued drop by drop, 
— stupid fanatics, who, in the great Indian ceremonies^ still 
throw themselves under the wheels of Juggernaut. Some 
Brahmins, clad in all the sumptuousness of Oriental apparel, 
-and leading a woman who faltered at every step, followed. 
This woman was young, and as fair as a European. Her 
head and neck, shoulders, ears, arms, hands, and toes, were 
loaded down with jewels and gems, — with bracelets, earrings, 
and rings ; while a tunic bordered with gold, and covered 
with a light muslin robe, betrayed the outline of her form. 

The guards who followed the young woman presented a 
violent contrast to her, armed as they were with naked 
sabres hung at their waists, and long damasceened pistols, 
and bearing a corpse on a palanquin. It was the body of 
an old man, gorgeously arrayed in the habiliments of a 
rajah, wearing, as in life, a turban embroidered with pearls, 
.a robe of tissue of silk and gold, a scarf of cashmere sewed 
with diamonds, and the magnificent weapons of a Hindoo 
prince. Next came the musicians and a rearguard of 
■capering fakirs, whose cries sometimes drowned the noise 
-of the instruments ; these closed the procession. 



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Sir Francis watched the procession with a sad countenance^ 
and, turning to the guide, said, " A suttee." 

The Parsee nodded, and put his finger to his hps. 
The procession slowly wound under the trees, and soon 
its last ranks disappeared in the depths of the wood. 
The songs gradually died away ; occasionally cries, 
were heard in the distance, until at last all was silence 
again. 

Phileas Fogg had heard what Sir Francis said, and, as 
soon as the procession had disappeared, asked, " What is a 
* suttee'.?" 

"A suttee," returned the general, "is a human sacrifice, 
but a voluntary one. The woman you have just seen will 
be burned to-morrow at the dawn of day." 

"Oh, the scoundrels!" cried Passepartout, who could 
not repress his indignation. 

" And the corpse } " asked Mr. Fogg. 

"Is that of the prince, her husband," said the guide; 
" an Independent rajah of Bundelcund." 

" Is it possible," resumed Phileas Fogg, his voice betray- 
ing not the least emotion, " that these barbarous customs 
still exist in India, and that the English have been unable 
to put a stop to them .? " 

" These sacrifices do not occur in the larger portion of 
India," replied Sir Francis ; " but we have no power over 
these savage territories, and especially here in Bundelcund. 






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The whole district north of the Vindhias is the theatre of 
incessant murders and pillage." 

" The poor wretch ! " exclaimed Passepartout, " to be 
burned alive ! " 

" Yes/' returned Sir PVancis, '^ burned alive. And if she 
were not, you cannot conceive w^hat treatment she would 
be obliged to submit to from her relatives. They would 
shave off her hair, feed her on a scanty allow^ance of rice, 
treat her with contempt ; she would be looked upon as an 
unclean cieature, and would die in some corner, hke a 
scurvy dog. The prospect of so frightful an existence 
drives these poor creatures to the sacrifice much more than 
love or religious fanaticism. Sometimes, however, the 
sacrifice is really voluntary, and it requires the active inter- 
ference of the Government to prevent It. Several years 
ago, when I was living at Bombay, a young widow asked 
permission of the governor to be burned along with her 
husband's body ; but, as you may imagine, he refused. 
The woman left the town, took refuge with an inde- 
pendent rajah, and there carried out her self-devoted 
purpose." 

While Sir Francis was speaking, the guide shook his 
head several times, and now said, " The sacrifice which 
will take place to-morrow at dawn Is not a voluntaiy one." 

" How do you know }" 

" Everybody knows about this affair in Bundelcund." 



88 AROUND THE WORLD IN EIGHTY DAYS. 

" But the wretched creature did not seem to be making 
any resistance," observed Sir Francis. 

'' That was because they had intoxicated her with fumes 
of hemp and opium." 

" But where are they taking her .? " 

*'To the pagoda of Pillaji, two miles from here ; she will 
pass the night there." 

"And the sacrifice will take place — " 

" To-morrow, at the first light of dawn." 

The guide now led the elephant out of the thicket, and 
leaped upon his neck. Just at the moment that he was 
about to urge Kiouni forward with a peculiar whistle, 
Mr. Fogg stopped him, and, turning to Sir Francis Cro- 
marty, said, " Suppose we save this woman." 

" Save the woman, Mr. Fogg ! " 

" I have yet twelve hours to spare ; I can devote them 
to that." 

" Why, you are a man of heart ! " 

'' Sometimes," replied Phileas Fogg, quietly ; '* when I 
have the time." 



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CHAPTER XIII. 

IN WHICH PASSEPARTOUT RECEIVES A NEW PROOF 
, THAT FORTUNE FAVOURS THE BRAVE. 

The project was a bold one, full of difficulty, perhaps im- 
practicable. Mr. Fogg was going to risk life, or at least 
liberty, and therefore the success of his tour. But he did 
not hesitate, and he found in Sir Francis Cromarty an 
-enthusiastic ally. 

As for Passepartout, he was ready for anything that 
might be proposed. His master's idea charmed him ; he 
perceived a heart, a soul, under that icy exterior. He 
began to love Phileas Fogg. 

There remained the guide: what course would he adopt .^ 
would he not take part with the Indians ? In default 
of his assistance, it was necessary to be assured of his 
neutrality. 

Sir Francis frankly put the question to him. 

" Officers," replied the guide, " I am a Parsee, and this 
woman is a Parsee. Command me as you will." 



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'' Excellent," said Mr. Fogg. 

" However," resumed the guide, " it is certain, not only 
that we shall risk our lives, but horrible tortures, if we are 
taken." 

'' That is foreseen," replied Mr. Fogg. '^ I think we must 
wait till night before acting." 

" I think so," said the guide. 

The worthy Indian then gave some account of the victim^ 
who, he said, was a celebrated beauty of the Parsee race, 
and the daughter of a wealthy Bombay merchant. She 
had received a thoroughly English education in that city, 
and, from her manners and intelligence, would be thought 
an European. Her name was Aouda. Left an orphan, 
she was married against her will to the old rajah of Bun- 
delcund ; and, knowing the fate that awaited her, she 
escaped, was retaken, and devoted by the rajah's relatives, 
who had an interest in her death, to the sacrifice from 
which it seemed she could not escape. 

The Parsee's narrative only confirmed Mr. Fogg and his 
companions in their generous design. It was decided that 
the guide should direct the elephant towards the pagoda of 
Pillaji, which he accordingly approached as quickly as 
possible. They halted, half an hour afterwards, in a copse, 
some five hundred feet from the pagoda, where they were 
well concealed ; but they could hear the groans and cries 
of the fakirs distinctly. 



AROUND THE WORLD IN EIGHTY DAYS. 9 1 

They then discussed the means of getting at the victim. 
The guide was familiar with the pagoda of Pillaji, in which, 
as he declared, the young woman was imprisoned. Could 
they enter any of its doors while the whole party of Indians 
was plunged in a drunken sleep, or was it safer to attempt 
to make a hole in the walls ^ This could only be deter- 
mined at the moment and the place themselves ; but 
it was certain that the abduction must be made that 
night, and not when, at break of day, the victim was 
led to her funeral pyre. Then no human intervention 
could save her. 

As soon as night fell, about six o'clock, they decided to 
make a reconnoissance around the pagoda. The cries of 
the fakirs were just ceasing ; the Indians were in the act 
of plunging themselves into the drunkenness caused by 
liquid opium mingled with hemp, and it might be possible 
to slip between them to the temple itself. 

The Parsee, leading the others, noiselessly crept through 
the wood, and in ten minutes they found themselves on 
the banks of a small stream, whence, by the light of the 
rosin torches, they perceived a pyre of wood, on the top 
of which lay the embalmed body of the rajah, which was 
to be burned with his wife. The pagoda, whose minarets 
loomed above the trees in the deepening dusk, stood a 
hundred steps away. 

'' Come ! " whispered the guide. 



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He slipped more cautiously than ever through the brush, 
followed by his companions ; the silence around was only 
broken by the low murmuring of the wind among the 
branches. 

Soon the Parsee stopped on the borders of the glade, 
which was lit up by the torches. The ground was covered 
by groups of the Indians, motionless in their drunken sleep ; 
it seemed a battle-field strewn with the dead. Men, women, 
and children lay together. 

In the background, among the trees, the pagoda of 
Pillaji loomed indistinctly. Much to the guide's disap- 
pointment, the guards of the rajah^ lighted by torches, vv^ere 
watching at the doors and marching to and fro with naked 
sabres ; probably the priests, too, were watching within. 

The Parsee, now convinced that it was impossible to 
force an entrance to the temple, advanced no farther, but 
led his companions back again. Phileas Fogg and Sir 
Francis Cromarty also saw that nothing could be attempted 
in that direction. They stopped, and engaged in a whis- 
pered colloquy. 

" It is only eight now," said the brigadier, '' and these 
guards may also go to sleep." 

" It is not impossible," returned the Parsee. 

They lay down at the foot of a tree, and waited. 

The time seemed long ; the guide ever and anon left 
them to take an observation on the edge of the wood, but 




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the guards watched steadily by the glare of the torches, 
and a dim light crept through the windows of the pagoda. 

They waited till midnight ; but no change took place 
among the guards, and it became apparent that their 
yielding to sleep could not be counted on. The other plan 
must be carried out ; an opening in the walls of the pagoda 
must be made. It remained to ascertain whether the 
priests were watching by the side of their victim as assidu- 
ously as were the soldiers at the door. 

After a last consultation, the guide announced that he 
was ready for the attempt, and advanced, followed by the 
others. They took a roundabout way, so as to get at the 
pagoda on the rear. They reached the walls about half- 
past twelve, without having met any one ; here there was 
no guard, nor were there either windows or doors. 

The night was dark. The moon, on the wane, scarcely 
left the horizon, and was covered with heavy clouds ; the 
height of the trees deepened the darkness. 

It was not enough to reach the walls ; an opening in 
them must be accomplished, and to attain this purpose the 
party only had their pocket-knives. Happily the temple 
walls were built of brick and wood, which could be pene- 
trated with little difficulty ; after one brick had been taken 
out, the rest would yield easily. 

They set noiselessly to work, and the Parsce on one side 
and Passepartout on the other began to loosen the bricks. 



94 AROUND THE WORLD IN EIGHTY DAYS. 

SO as to make an aperture two feet wide. They were 
getting on rapidly, when suddenly a cry was heard in the 
interior of the temple, followed almost instantly by other 
cries replying from the outside. Passepartout and the 
guide stopped. Had they been heard } Was the alarm 
being given .? Common prudence urged them to retire, 
and they did so, followed by Phileas Fogg and Sir Francis. 
They again hid themselves in the wood, and w^aited till the 
disturbance, whatever it might be, ceased, holding them- 
selves ready to resume their attempt without delay. But, 
awkwardly enough, the guards now^ appeared at the rear 
of the temple, and there installed themselves, in readiness 
to prevent a surprise. 

It would be difficult to describe the disappointment of 
the party, thus interrupted in their work. They could not 
now reach the victim ; how, then, could they save her ? 
Sir Francis shook his fists, Passepartout was beside himself, 
and the guide gnashed his teeth with rage. The tranquil 
Fogg waited, without betraying any emotion. 

"We have nothing to do but to go away," whispered Sir 
Francis. 

" Nothing but to go away," echoed the guide. 

" Stop," said Fogg. " I am only due at Allahabad to- 
morrow before noon." 

"But what can you hope to do.^" asked Sir Francis. 
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*' The chance which now seems lost may present itself at 
the last moment." 

Sir Francis would have liked to read Phileas Fogg's 
eyes. 

What was this cool Englishman thinking of? Was he 
planning to make a rush for the young woman at the very 
moment of the sacrifice^ and boldly snatch her from her 
executioners ? 

This would be utter folly, and it was hard to admit that 
Fogg was such a fool. Sir Francis consented, however, to 
remain to the end of this terrible drama. The guide led 
them to the rear of the glade, where they were able to 
observe the sleeping groups. 

Meanwhile Passepartout, who had perched himself on 
the lower branches of a tree, was revolving an idea which 
had at first struck him like a flash, and which was now 
firmly lodged in his brain. 

He had commenced by saying to himself, ''What folly!" 
and then he repeated, '' Why not, after all } It's a chance, 
— perhaps the only one ; and with such sots ! " Thinking 
thus, he slipped, with the suppleness of a serpent, to 
the lowest branches, the ends of which bent almost to 
the ground. 

The hours passed, and the lighter shades now announced 
the approach of day, though it was not yet light. This 
was the moment. The slumbering multitude became 



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animated, the tambourines sounded, songs and cries arose ; 
the hour of the sacrifice had come. The doors of the 
pagoda swung open, and a bright light escaped from its 
interior, in the midst of which Mr. Fogg and Sir Francis 
espied the victim. She seemed, having shaken off the 
stupor of intoxication, to be striving to escape from her 
executioner. Sir Francis's heart throbbed ; and convul- 
sively seizing Mr. Fogg's hand, found in it an open knife. 
Just at this moment the crowd began to move. The young 
woman had again fallen into a stupor, caused by the fumes 
of hemp, and passed among the fakirs, who escorted her 
with their wild, religious cries. 

Phileas Fogg and his companions, mingling in the rear 
ranks of the crowed, followed ; and in two minutes they 
reached the banks of the stream, and stopped fifty paces 
from the pyre, upon which still lay the rajah's corpse. In 
the semi-obscurity they saw the victim, quite senseless, 
stretched out beside her husband's body. Then a torch 
was brought, and the wood, soaked with oil, instantly took 
fire. 

At this moment Sir Francis and the guide seized Phileas 
Fogg, who, in an instant of mad generosity, was about to 
rush upon the pyre. But he had quickly pushed them 
aside, when the whole scene suddenly changed. A cry of 
terror arose. The whole multitude prostrated themselves, 
terror-stricken, on the ground. 




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The old rajah was not dead, then, since he rose of a 
sudden, Hke a spectre, took up his wife In his arms, and 
descended from the pyre In the midst of the clouds of 
smoke, which only heightened his ghostly appearance. 

Fakirs and soldiers and priests, seized with instant terror, 
lay there, with their faces on the ground, not daring to lift 
their eyes and behold such a prodigy. 

The Inanimate victim was borne along by the vigorous 
arms which supported her, and which she did not seem in 
the least to burden. Mr. Fogg and Sir Francis stood erect, 
the Parsee bowed his head, and Passepartout was, no doubt, 
scarcely less stupefied. 

The resuscitated rajah approached Sir P'rancis and Mr. 
Fogg, and, In an abrupt tone, said, " Let us be off!" 

It was Passepartout himself, who had slipped upon the 
pyre in the midst of the smoke and, profiting by the 
still overhanging darkness, had delivered the young woman 
from death ! It was Passepartout who, playing his part 
with a happy audacity, had passed through the crowd 
amid the general terror. 

A moment after all four of the party had disappeared 
in the woods, and the elephant was bearing them away at 
a rapid pace. But the cries and noise, and a ball which 
whizzed through Phlleas Fogg's hat, apprised them that 
the trick had been discovered. 

The old rajah's body. Indeed, now appeared upon the 

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burning pyre ; and the priests, recovered from their terror, 
perceived that an abduction had taken place. They has- 
tened into the forest, followed by the soldiers, who fired a 
volley after the fugitives ; but the latter rapidly increased 
the distance between them, and ere long found themselves 
beyond the reach of the bullets and arrows. 



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CHAPTER XIV. 

IN ^VHICH PHILEAS FOGG DESCENDS THE WHOLE LENGTH 
OF THE BEAUTIFUL VALLEY OF THE GANGES WITH- 
OUT EVER THINKING OF SEEING IT. 

The rash exploit had been accomphshed ; and for an 
hour Passepartout laughed gaily at his success. Sir 
Francis pressed the worthy fellow's hand, and his master 
said, "Well done!" which, from him, was high com- 
mendation ; to which Passepartout replied that all the 
credit of the affair belonged to Mr. Fogg. As for him, he 
had only been struck with a " queer " idea ; and he laughed 
to'think that for a few moments he. Passepartout, the ex- 
gymnast, ex-sergeant fireman, had been the spouse of 
a charming woman, a venerable, embalmed rajah ! As 
for the young Indian woman, she had been unconscious 
throughout of what was passing, and now, wrapped up in 
a travelling-blanket, was reposing in one of the howdahs. 
The elephant, thanks to the skilful guidance of the 

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Parsee, was advancing rapidly through the still darksome 
forest, and, an hour after leaving the pagoda, had crossed 
a vast plain. They made a halt at seven o'clock, the young 
woman being still in a state of complete prostration. The 
guide made her drink a little brandy and water, but the 
drowsiness which stupefied her could not yet be shaken 
off. Sir Francis, who was familiar with the effects of the 
intoxication produced by the fumes of hemp, reassured his 
companions on her account. But he was more disturbed 
at the prospect of her future fate. He told Phileas Fogg 
that, should Aouda remain in India, she would inevitably 
fall again into the hands of her executioners. These 
fanatics were scattered throughout the country, and would, 
despite the English police, recover their victim at Madras, 
Bombay, or Calcutta. She would only be safe by quitting 
India for ever. 

Phileas Fogg replied that he would reflect upon the 
matter. 

The station at Allahabad was reached about ten o'clock, 
and the interrupted line of railway being resumed, would 
enable them to reach Calcutta in less than twenty-four 
hours. Phileas Fogg would thus be able to arrive in time 
to take the steamer which left Calcutta the next day, 
October 25 th, at noon, for Hong Kong. 

The young woman was placed in one of the waiting-rooms 
of the station, whilst Passepartout was charged with pur- 



AROUND THE WORLD IN EIGHTY DAYS. 10 1 

chasing for her various articles of toilet, a dress, shawl, and 
some furs ; for which his master gave him unlimited credit. 
Passepartout started off forthwith, and found himself in the 
streets of Allahabad, that is, the " City of God," one of the 
most venerated in India, being built at the junction of the 
two sacred rivers Ganges and Jumna, the waters of which 
attract pilgrims from every part of the peninsula. The 
Ganges, according to the legends of the Ramayana, rises 
in heaven, whence, owing to Brahma's agency, it descends 
to the earth. 

Passepartout made it a point, as he made his purchases, 
to take a good look at the city. It was formerly defended 
by a noble fort, which has since become a state prison ; its 
commerce has dwindled away, and Passepartout in vain 
looked about him for such a bazaar as he used to frequent 
in Regent Street. At last he came upon an elderly, crusty 
Jew, W'ho sold second-hand articles, and from whom he 
purchased a dress of Scotch stuff, a large mantle, and a 
fine otter-skin pelisse, for which he did not hesitate to pay 
seventy-five pounds. He then returned triumphantly to 
the station. 

The influence to which the priests of Pillaji had subjected 
Aouda began gradually to yield, and she became more 
herself, so that her fine eyes resumed all their soft Indian 
expression. 

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charms of the queen of Ahmehnagara, he speaks 
thus : — 

" Her shining tresses, divided in two parts, encircle the 
harmonious contour of her white and dehcate cheeks, bril- 
Hant in their glow and freshness. Her ebony brows have 
the form and charm of the bow of Kama, the god of love, 
and beneath her long silken lashes the purest reflections 
and a celestial light swim, as in the sacred lakes of Hima- 
laya, in the black pupils of her great clear eyes. Her 
teeth, fine, equal, and white, glitter between her smiling 
lips like dewdrops in a passion-flower's half-enveloped 
breast. Her delicately formed ears, her vermilion hands, 
her little feet, curved and tender as the lotus-bud, glitter 
with the brilliancy of the loveliest pearls of Ceylon, the 
most dazzling diamonds of Golconda. Her narrow and 
supple waist, which a hand may clasp around, sets forth 
the outline of her rounded figure and the beauty of her 
bosom, where youth in its flower displays the wealth of its 
treasures ; and beneath the silken folds of her tunic she 
seems to have been modelled in pure silver by the godlike 
hand of Vicvarcarma, the immortal sculptor." 

It is enough to say, without applying this poetical rhap- 
sody to Aouda, that she was a charming woman, in all the 
European acceptation of the phrase. She spoke English with 
great purity, and the guide had not exaggerated in sayingthat 
the young Parsee had been transformed by her bringing up. 




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The train was about to start from Allahabad, and Mr. 
Fogg proceeded to pay the guide the price agreed upon 
for his service, and not a farthing more ; which astonished 
Passepartout,, who remembered all that his master owed to 
the guide's devotion. He had, indeed, risked his life in the 
adventure at Pillaji, and if he should be caught afterwards 
by the Indians, he would with difficulty escape their ven- 
geance. Kiouni, also, must be disposed of What should 
be done with the elephant, which had been so dearly 
purchased ? Phileas Fogg had already determined this 
question. 

'' Parsee," said he to the guide, " you have been service- 
able and devoted. I have paid for your service, but not 
for your devotion. Would you like to have this elephant ? 
He is yours." 

The guide's eyes glistened. 

" Your honour is giving me a fortune !" cried he. 

"Take him, guide," returned Mr. Fogg, ''and I shall still 
be your debtor." 

"Good!" exclaimed Passepartout; "take him, friend. 
Kiouni is a brave and faithful beast." And, going up to 
the elephant, he gave him several lumps of sugar, saying, 
"" Here, Kiouni, here, here." 

The elephant grunted out his satisfaction, and, clasping 
Passepartout around the waist with his trunk, lifted him as 
high as his head. Passepartout, not in the least alarmed, 



IC4 AROUND THE WORLD IN EIGHTY DAYS. 

caressed the animal, which replaced him gently on the 
ground. 

Soon after, Phileas Fogg, Sir Francis Cromarty, and 
Passepartout, installed in a carriage with Aouda, who had 
the best seat, were whirling at full speed towards Benares. 
It was a run of eighty miles, and was accomplished in two 
hours. During the journey, the young woman fully re- 
covered her senses. What was her astonishment to find 
herself in this carriage, on the railway, dressed in Euro- 
pean habiliments, and with travellers who were quite 
strangers to her ! Her companions first set about fully 
reviving her with a little liquor, and then Sir Francis nar- 
rated to her what had passed, dwelling upon the courage 
with which Phileas P'ogg had not hesitated to risk his life 
to save her, and recounting the happy sequel of the ven- 
ture, the result of Passepartout's rash idea. Mr. Fogg said 
nothing ; while Passepartout, abashed, kept repeating that 
" it wasn't worth telling." 

Aouda pathetically thanked her deliverers, rather with 
tears than words ; her fine eyes interpreted her gratitude 
better than her lips. Then, as her thoughts strayed back 
to the scene of the sacrifice, and recalled the dangers w^hich 
still menaced her, she shuddered with terror. 

Phileas Fogg understood what was passing in Aouda's 
mind, and ofTered, in order to reassure her, to escort her to 
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was hushed up— an offer which she eagerly and gratefully 
accepted. She had, it seems, a Parsee relation, who was 
one of the principal merchants of Hong Kong, which is 
wholly an English city, though on an island on the Chinese 
coast. 

At half-past twelve the train stopped at Benares. The 
Brahmin legends assert that this city is built on the site of 
the ancient Casi, which, like Mahomet's tomb, was once 
suspended between heaven and earth ; though the Benares 
of to-day, which the Orientalists call the Athens of India, 
stands quite unpoetically on the solid earth. Passepartout 
caught glimpses of its brick houses and clay huts, giving 
an aspect of desolation to the place, as the train entered it. 

Benares was Sir Francis Cromarty's destination, the 
troops he was rejoining being encamped some miles north- 
ward of the city. He bade adieu to Phileas Fogg, wishing 
him all success, and expressing the hope that he would 
come that way again in a less original but more profit- 
able fashion. Mr. Fogg lightly pressed him by the hand. 
The parting of Aouda, who did not forget what she owed 
to Sir Francis, betrayed more warmth ; and, as for Passe- 
partout, he received a hearty shake of the hand from the 
gallant general. 

The railway, on leaving Benares, passed for a while along 
the valley of the Ganges. Through the windows of their 
carriage the travellers had glimpses of the diversified land- 



I06 AROUND THE WORLD IN EIGHTY DAYS. 

scape of Behar, with its mountains clothed in verdure, its 
fields of barley, wheat, and corn, its jungles peopled with 
green alligators, its neat villages, and its still thickly- 
leaved forests. Elephants were bathing in the waters of 
the sacred river, and groups of Indians, despite the ad- 
vanced season and chilly air, were performing solemnly 
their pious ablutions. These were fervent Brahmins, the 
bitterest foes of Buddhism, their deities being Vishnu, the 
solar god, Shiva, the divine impersonation of natural forces, 
and Brakma, the supreme ruler of priests and legislators. 
What would these divinities think of India, anglicized as 
it is to-day, with steamers whistling and scudding along 
the Ganges, frightening the gulls which float upon its sur- 
face, the turtles swarming along its banks, and the faithful 
dwelling upon its borders ^ 

The panorama passed before their eyes like a flash, save 
when the steam concealed it fitfully from the view ; the 
travellers could scarcely discern the fort of Chupenie, 
twenty miles south-westward from Benares, the ancient 
stron ghold of the rajahs of Behar ; or Ghazipur and its 
famous rose-water factories ; or the tomb of Lord Corn- 
wallis, rising on the left bank of the Ganges ; the fortified 
town of Buxar, or Patna, a large manufacturing and trading 
place, where is held the principal opium market of India ; 
or Monghir, a more than European town, for it is as 
English as Manchester or Birmingham, with its iron 



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foundries, edge-tool factories^ and high chimneys puffing 
clouds of black smoke heavenward. 

Night came on ; the train passed on at full speed, in the 
midst of the roaring of the tigers, bears, and wolves which 
fled before the locomotive ; and the marvels of Bengal, 
Golconda, ruined Gour, Murshedabad, the ancient capital, 
Burdwan, Hugly, and the French town of Chandernagor, 
wdiere Passepartout would have been proud to see his 
country's flag flying, were hidden from their view in the 
darkness. 

Calcutta was reached at seven in the morning, and the 
packet left for Hong Kong at noon ; so that Phileas Fogg 
had five hours before him. 

According to his journal, he was due at Calcutta on the 
25th of October, and that was the exact date of his actual 
arrival. He was therefore neither behindhand nor ahead 
of time. The two days gained between London and Bom- 
bay had been lost, as has been seen, in the journey across 
India. But it is not to be supposed that Phileas Fogg 
regretted them. 



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CHAPTER XV. 

IX WHICH THE BAG OF BANK-NOTES DISGORGES SOME 
THOUSANDS OF POUNDS MORE. 

The train entered the station, and Passepartout, jumping 
out first, was followed by Mr. Fogg, who assisted his fair 
companion to descend. Phileas Fogg intended to proceed 
at once to the Hong Kong steamer, in order to get Aouda 
comfortably settled for the voyage. He was unwilling to 
leave her while they were still on dangerous ground. 

Just as he was leaving the station a policeman came up 
to him, and said, ''Mr. Phileas Fogg.^" 

" I am he." 

" Is this man your servant V added the policeman, point- 
ing to Passepartout. 

" Yes." 

" Be so good, both of you, as to follow me." 

Mr. Fogg betrayed no surprise whatever. The policeman 
was a representative of the law, and law is sacred to an 



AROUND THE WORLD IN EIGHTY DAYS. IO9 

Englishman. Passepartout tried to reason about the 
matter, but the pohceman tapped him with his stick, and 
Mr. Fogg made him a signal to obey. 

" May this young lady go with us .?" asked he. 

" She may," replied the policeman. 

Mr. Fogg, Aouda, and Passepartout were conducted to a 
'' palki-gari," a sort of four-wheeled carriage, drawn by two 
horses, in which they took their places and were driven 
away. No one spoke during the twenty minutes which 
elapsed before they reached their destination. They first 
passed through the " black town," with its narrow streets, 
its miserable, dirty huts, and squalid population ; then 
through the " European town," which presented a relief in 
its bright brick mansions, shaded by cocoanut-trees and 
bristling with masts, where, although it was early morning, 
elegantly dressed horsemen and handsome equipages were 
passing back and forth. 

The carriage stopped before a modest-looking house, 
which, however, did not have the appearance of a private 
mansion. The policeman having requested his prisoners — 
for so, truly, they might be called — to descend, conducted 
them into a room with barred windows, and said, ''You 
will appear before Judge Obadiah at half-past eight." 
He then retired, and closed the door. 
''Why, we are prisoners!" exclaimed Passepartout, 
falling into a chair. 



no AROUND THE WORLD IN EIGHTY DAYS. 

Aouda, with an emotion she tried to conceal, said to 
Mr. Fogg, " Sir, you must leave me to my fate ! It is on 
my account that you receive this treatment ; it is for 
having saved me !" 

Phileas Fogg contented himself with saying that it was 
impossible. It was quite unlikely that he should be 
arrested for preventing a suttee. The complainants would 
not dare present themselves with such a charge. There 
Avas some mistake. Moreover, he would not in any event 
abandon Aouda, but would escort her to Hong Kong. 

"But the steamer leaves at noon!" observed Passe- 
partout, nervously. 

"We shall be on board by noon," rephed his master, 
placidly. 

It was said so positively, that Passepartout could not 
help muttering to himself, " Parbleu, that's certain ! 
Before noon we shall be on board." But he was by no 
means reassured. 

At half-past eight the door opened, the policeman 
appeared, and, requesting them to follow him, led the way 
to an adjoining hall. It was evidently a court-room, and a 
crowd of Europeans and natives already occupied the rear 
of the apartment. 

Mr. Fogg and his two companions took their places on 
a bench opposite the desks of the magistrate and his clerk. 
Immediately after, Judge Obadiah, a fat, round man, 



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followed by the clerk, entered. He proceeded to take 
down a wig which was hanging on a nail, and put it 
hurriedly on his head. 

" The first case," said he ; then, putting his hand to his 
head, he exclaimed, " Heh ! This is not my wig !" 

" No, your worship," returned the clerk, " it is mine." 

" My dear Mr. Oysterpuff, how can a judge give a wise 
sentence in a clerk's wig V^ 

The wigs were exchanged. 

Passepartout was getting nervous, for the hands on the 
face of the big clock over the judge seemed to go round 
with terrible rapidity. 

'' The first case," repeated Judge Obadiah. 

" Phileas Fogg .''" demanded Oysterpuff. 

" I am here/' replied Mr. Fogg. 

''Passepartout?" 

"Present!" responded Passepartout. 

"Good," said the judge. "You have been looked for, 
prisoners, for two days on the trains from Bombay." 

"But of what are we accused.''" asked Passepartout, 
impatiently. 

" You are about to be informed." 

" I am an English subject, sir," said Mr. Fogg, " and I 
have the right — " 

" Have you been ill-treated V 

" Not at all." 



112 AROUND THE WORLD IN EIGHTY DAYS. 

•'Very well ; let the complainants come in." 

A door was swung open by order of the judge, and three 
Indian priests entered. 

'' That's it," muttered Passepartout ; " these are the 
rogues who were going to burn our young lady." 

The priests took their places in front of the judge, and 
the clerk proceeded to read In a loud voice a complaint of 
sacrilege against Phileas Fogg and his servant, who were 
accused of having violated a place held consecrated by the 
Brahmin relio;ion. 

" You hear the charge ?" asked the judge. 

" Yes, sir," replied Mr. Fogg, consulting his watch, " and 
I admit it." 

''You admit it.?" 

" I admit it, and I wish to hear these priests admit, in 
their turn, what they were going to do at the pagoda of 
Pillaji." 

The priests looked at each other ; they did not seem to 
understand what was said. 

"Yes," cried Passepartout, warmly; "at the pagoda of 
Pillaji, where they were on the point of burning their 
victim." 

The judge stared with astonishment, and the priests were 
stupefied. 

"What victim.?" said Judge Obadlah. "Burn whom.? 
In Bombay itself.?" 




:mt shoes ! " ceied passepartout. 



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"Bombay?" cried Passepartout. 

" Certainly. We are not talking of the pagoda of Pillaji, 
but of the pagoda of Malebar Hill, at Bombay." 

" And as a proof," added the clerk, " here arc the dese- 
crator's very shoes, which he left behind him." 

"Whereupon he placed a pair of shoes on his desk. 

" My shoes !" cried Passepartout, in his surprise permit- 
ting this imprudent exclamation to escape him. 

The confusion of master and man, who had quite for- 
gotten the affair at Bombay, for wdiich they were now 
detained at Calcutta, may be imagined. 

Fix, the detective, had foreseen the advantage which 
Passepartout's escapade gave him, and, delaying his de- 
parture for twelve hours, had consulted the priests of 
Malebar Hill. Knowing that the English authorities dealt 
very severely with this kind of misdemeanour, he promised 
them a goodly sum in damages, and sent them forward 
to Calcutta by the next train. Owing to the delay caused 
by the rescue of the young widow. Fix and the priests 
reached the Indian capital before Mr. Fogg and his servant, 
the magistrates having been already warned by a despatch 
to arrest them, should they arrive. Fix's disappointment, 
when he learned that Phileas Fogg had not made his 
appearance in Calcutta, may be imagined. He made up 
his mind that the robber had stopped somewhere on the 
route and taken refuge in the southern provinces. For 

I 



114 AROUND THE WORLD IN EIGHTY DAYS. 

twenty-four hours Fix watched the station with feverish 
anxiety; at last he was rewarded by seeing Mr. Fogg and 
Passepartout arrive, accompanied by a young woman, 
whose presence he was wholly at a loss to explain. He 
hastened for a policeman ; and this was how the party 
came to be arrested and brought before Judge Obadiah. 

Had Passepartout been a little less preoccupied, he would 
have espied the detective ensconced in a corner of the 
court-room, watching the proceedings with an interest 
easily understood ; for the warrant had failed to reach 
him at Calcutta, as it had done at Bombay and Suez. 

Judge Obadiah had unfortunately caught Passepartout's 
rash exclamation, which the poor fellow would have given 
the world to recall. 

" The facts are admitted .''" asked the judge. 

" Admitted," replied Mr. Fogg, coldly. 

" Inasmuch/' resumed the judge, " as the English law 
protects equally and sternly the religions of the Indian 
people, and as the man Passepartout has admitted that he 
violated the sacred pagoda of Malebar Hill, at Bombay, on 
the 20th of October, I condemn the said Passepartout to 
imprisonment for fifteen days and a fine of three hundred 
pounds." 

*' Three hundred pounds!" cried Passepartout, startled 
at the largeness of the sum. 

" Silence !" shouted the constable. 



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"And inasmuch," continued the judge, "as it is not 
proved that the act was not done by the connivance of the 
master with the servant, and as the master in any case 
must be held responsible for the acts of his paid servant, 
I condemn Phileas Fogg to a week's imprisonment and a 
fine of one hundred and fifty pounds." 

Fix rubbed his hands softly with satisfaction ; if Phileas 
Fogg could be detained in Calcutta a week, it would be 
more than time for the warrant to arrive. Passepartout 
was stupefied. This sentence ruined his master. A wager 
of twenty thousand pounds lost, because he, like a precious 
fool, had gone into that abominable pagoda ! 

Phileas Fogg, as self-composed as if the judgment did 
not in the least concern him, did not even lift his eyebrows 
while it was being pronounced. Just as the clerk was 
calling the next case, he rose, and said, " I offer bail." 

"You have that right," returned the judge. 

Fix's blood ran cold, but he resumed his composure when 
he heard the judge announce that the bail required for each 
prisoner would be one thousand pounds. 

" I will pay it at once," said Mr. Fogg, taking a roll of 
bank-bills from the carpet-bag, which Passepartout had 
by him, and placing them on the clerk's desk. 

*' This sum will be restored to you upon your release 
from prison," said the judge. " Meanwhile, you are libe- 
rated on ball." 

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Il6 AROUND THE WORLD IN EIGHTY DAYS. 

'* Come !" said Phileas Fog to his servant. 

" But let them at least give me back my shoes !" cried 
Passepartout, angrily. 

"Ah, these are pretty dear shoes !" he muttered, as they 
were handed to him. '' More than a thousand pounds 
apiece ; besides, they pinch my feet." 

Mr. Fogg, offering his arm to Aouda, then departed, 
followed by the crestfallen Passepartout. Fix still nou- 
rished hopes that the robber would not, after all, leave the 
two thousand pounds behind him, but would decide to 
serve out his v/eek in jail, and issued forth on Mr. Fogg's 
traces. That gentleman took a carriage, and the party 
were soon landed on one of the quays. 

The ^' Rangoon" was moored half a mile off in the har- 
bour, its signal of departure hoisted at the mast-head. 
Eleven o'clock was striking ; Mr. Fogg was an hour in 
advance of time. Fix saw them leave the carriage and 
push off in a boat for the steamer, and stamped his 
feet with disappointment. 

"The rascal is off, after all!" he exclaimed. ''Two 
thousand pounds sacrificed! He's as prodigal as a thief! 
I'll follow him to the end of the world if necessary ; but at 
the rate he is going on, the stolen money will soon be 
exhausted." 

The detective was not far wrong in making this conjec- 
ture. Since leaving London, what with travelling-expenses, 



AROUND THE WORLD IN EIGHTY DAYS. II 7 

bribes, the purchase of the elephant, bails, and fines, Mr. 
Fogg had already spent more than five thousand pounds 
on the way, and the percentage of the sum recovered from 
the bank robber, promised to the detectives, was rapidly 
diminishing. 



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CHAPTER XVL 

IN WHICH FIX DOES NOT SEEM TO UNDERSTAND IN 
THE LEAST WHAT IS SAID TO HIM. 

The "Rangoon" — one of the Peninsular and Oriental 
Company's boats plying in the Chinese and Japanese seas 
— was a screw steamer, built of iron, weighing about seven- 
teen hundred and seventy tons, and with engines of four 
hundred horse-power. She was as fast, but not as well 
fitted up, as the " Mongolia," and Aouda was not as com- 
fortably provided for on board of her as Phileas Fogg could 
have wished. However, the trip from Calcutta to Hong 
Kong only comprised some three thousand five hundred 
miles, occupying from ten to twelve days, and the young 
woman was not difficult to please. 

During the first days of the journey Aouda became 
better acquainted with her protector, and constantly gave 
evidence of her deep gratitude for what he had done. The 
phlegmatic gentleman listened to her, apparently at least. 




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with coldness, neither his voice nor his manner betraying 
the shghtest emotion ; but he seemed to be always on the 
watch that nothing should be wanting to Aouda's com- 
fort. He visited her regularly each day at certain hours, 
not so much to talk himself as to sit and hear her talk. 
He treated her with the strictest politeness, but with the 
precision of an automaton, the movements of which had 
been arranged for this purpose. Aouda did not quite 
know what to make of him, though Passepartout had given 
her some hints of his master's eccentricity, and made her 
smile by telling her of the wager which was sending him 
round the world. After all, she owed Phileas Fogg her 
life, and she always regarded him through the exalting 
medium of her gratitude. 

Aouda confirmed the Parsee guide's narrative of her 
touching history. She did, indeed, belong to the highest 
of the native races of India. Many of the Parsee mer- 
chants have made great fortunes there by dealing in cotton ; 
and one of them. Sir Jametsee Jeejeebhoy, was made a 
baronet by the EngHsh government, Aouda was a relative 
of this great man, and it was his cousin, Jeejeeh, whom she 
hoped to join at Hong Kong. Whether she would find 
a protector in him she could not tell ; but Mr. Fogg essayed 
to calm her anxieties, and to assure her that evcr}-thing 
would be mathematically — he used the very word — ar- 
ranged. Aouda fastened her great eyes, " clear as the 



120 AROUND THE WORLD IN EIGHTY DAYS. 

sacred lakes of the Himalaya," upon him ; but the in- 
tractable Fogg, as reserved as ever, did not seem at all 
inclined to throw himself into this lake. 

The first few days of the voyage passed prosperously, 
amid favourable weather and propitious winds, and they 
soon came in sight of the great Andaman, the principal 
of the islands in the Bay of Bengal, with its picturesque 
Saddle Peak, two thousand four hundred feet high, looming 
above the waters. The steamer passed along near the 
shores, but the savage Papuans, who are in the lowest scale 
of humanity, but are not, as has been asserted, cannibals, 
did not make their appearance. 

The panorama of the islands, as they steamed by them, 
was superb. Vast forests of palms, arecs, bamboo, teak- 
wood, of the gigantic mimosa, and tree-like ferns covered 
the foreground, while behind, the graceful outlines of the 
mountains were traced against the sky ; and along the 
coasts swarmed by thousands the precious swallows whose 
nests furnish a luxurious dish to the tables of the Celestial 
Empire. The varied landscape afforded by the Andaman 
Islands was soon passed, however_, and the " Rangoon " 
rapidly approached the Straits of Malacca, which give 
access to the China seas. 

What was detective Fix, so unluckily drawn on from 
country to country, doing all this while. ^ He had managed 
to embark on the " Rangoon " at Calcutta without being 



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seen by Passepartout, after leaving orders that, if the 
warrant should arrive, it should be forwarded to him at 
Hong Kong ; and he hoped to conceal his presence to the 
end of the voyage. It would have been difficult to explain 
why he was on board without awaking Passepartout's 
suspicions, who thought him still at Bombay. But necessity 
impelled him, nevertheless, to renew his acquaintance with 
the worthy servant, as will be seen. 

All the detective's hopes and wishes were now centred 
on Hong Kong ; for the steamer's stay at Singapore would 
be too brief to enable him to take any steps there. The 
arrest must be made at Hong Kong, or the robber would 
probably escape him for ever. Hong Kong was the last 
English ground on which he would set foot ; beyond, 
China, Japan, America offered to Fogg an almost certain 
refuge. If the warrant should at last make its appearance 
at Hong Kong, Fix could arrest him and give him into the 
hands of the local police, and there would be no further 
trouble. But beyond Hong Kong, a simple warrant would 
be of no avail ; an extradition warrant would be necessary, 
and that would result in delays and obstacles, of which the 
rascal would take advantage to elude justice. 

Fix thought over these probabilities during the long hours 
which he spent in his cabin, and kept repeating to himself, 
" Now, either the warrant will be at Hong Kong, in which 
case I shall arrest my man, or it will not be there ; and this 



122 AROUND THE WORLD IN EIGHTY DAYS. 

time it is absolutely necessary that I should delay his 
departure. I have failed at Bombay, and I have failed at 
Calcutta : if I fail at Hong Kong, my reputation is lost. 
Cost what it may, I 7;i//s^ succeed ! But how shall I 
prevent his departure, if that should turn out to be my 
last resource ?" 

Fix made up his mind that, if w^orst came to worst, he 
would make a confidant of Passepartout, and tell him what 
kind of a fellow^ his master really was. That Passepartout 
was not Fogg's accomplice, he was very certain. The 
servant, enlightened by his disclosure, and afraid of being 
himself implicated in the crime, would doubtless become 
an ally of the detective. But this method was a dangerous 
one, only to be employed when everything else had failed. 
A word from Passepartout to his master would ruin all. 
The detective was therefore in a sore strait. But suddenly 
a new idea struck him. The presence of Aouda on the 
" Rangoon," in company with Phileas Fogg, gave him new 
material for reflection. 

Who was this woman ? What combination of events 
had made her Fogg's travelling companion } They had 
evidently met somewhere between Bombay and Calcutta ; 
but where ^ Had they met accidentally, or had Fogg gone 
into the interior purposely in quest of this charming dam- 
sel } Fix was fairly puzzled. He asked himself whether 
there had not been a wicked elopement ; and this idea so 



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impressed itself upon his mind that he determined to make 
use of the supposed intrigue. Whether the young woman 
were married or not, he would be able to create such diffi- 
culties for Mr. Fogg at Hong Kong, that he could not 
escape by paying any amount of money. 

But could he even wait till they reached Hong Kong ? 
Fogg had an abominable way of jumping from one boat to 
another, and, before anything could be effected, might get 
full under weigh again for Yokohama. 

Fix decided that he must warn the English authopities^ 
and signal the '' Rangoon " before her arrival. This was easy 
to do, since the steamer stopped at Singapore, whence 
there is a telegraphic wire to Hong Kong. He finally 
resolved, moreover, before acting more positively, to ques- 
tion Passepartout. It would not be difficult to make him 
talk ; and, as there was no time to lose, Fix prepared to 
make himself known. 

It was now the 30th of October, and on the following 
day the " Rangoon " was due at Singapore. 

Fix emerged from his cabin and went on deck. Passe- 
partout was promenading up and down in the forward part 
of the steamer. The detective rushed forward with every 
appearance of extreme surprise, and exclaimed, "You here, 
on the ' Rangoon' ? " 

"What, Monsieur Fix, are you on board ?" returned the 
really astonished Passepartout, recognizing his crony of the 



124 AROUND THE WORLD IN EIGHTY DAYS. 

" Mongolia." " Why, I left you at Bombay, and here you 
are, on the way to Hong Kong ! Are you going round 
the world too ? " 

" No, no," replied Fix ; '' I shall stop at Hong Kong — 
at least for some days." 

"Hum!" said Passepartout, who seemed for an instant 
perplexed. '' But how is it I have not seen you on board 
since we left Calcutta .''" 

*' Oh, a trifle of seasickness, — I've been staying in my 
berth. The Gulf of Bengal does not agree with me as 
well as the Indian Ocean. And how is Mr. Fogg.^" 

*'As well and as punctual as ever, not a day behind 
time ! But, Monsieur Fix, you don't know that we have a 
young lady with us." 

"A young lady.?" replied the detective, not seeming to 
comprehend what was said. 

Passepartout thereupon recounted Aouda's history, the 
affair at the Bombay pagoda, the purchase of the elephant 
for two thousand pounds, the rescue, the arrest and sen- 
tence of the Calcutta court, and the restoration of Mr. 
Fogg and himself to liberty on bail Fix, who was familiar 
with the last events, seemed to be equally ignorant of all 
that Passepartout related ; and the latter was charmed to 
find so interested a listener. 

" But does your master propose to carry this young 
woman to Europe V 



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" Not at all. We are simply going to place her under 
the protection of one of her relatives, a rich merchant at 
Hong Kong." 

" Nothing to be done there," said Fix to himself, con- 
cealing his disappointment. " A glass of gin, Mr. Passe- 
partout.?" 

" Willingly, Monsieur Fix. We must at least have a 
friendly glass on board the ' Rangoon.' " 



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CHAPTER XVII. 

SHOWING WHAT HAPPENED ON THE VOYAGE FROM 
SINGAPORE TO HONG KONG. 

The detective and Passepartout met often on deck after 
this interview, though Fix was reserved, and did not 
attempt to induce his companion to divulge any more facts 
concerning Mr. Fogg. He caught a gHmpse of that mys- 
terious gentleman once or twice ; but Mr. Fogg usually 
confined himself to the cabin, where he kept Aouda com- 
pany, or, according to his inveterate habit, took a hand at 
whist. 

Passepartout began very seriously to conjecture what 
strange chance kept Fix still on the route that his master 
was pursuing. It was really worth considering why this 
certainly very amiable and complacent person, whom he 
had first met at Suez, had then encountered on board 
the "Mongolia," who disembarked at Bombay, which he 
announced as his destination, and now turned up so un- 



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expectedly on the " Rangoon," was following Mr. Fogg's 
tracks step by step. What was Fix's object .'* Passepar- 
tout was ready to wager his Indian shoes — which he 
religiously preserved — that Fix would also leave Hong 
Kong at the same time with them, and probably on the 
same steamer. 

Passepartout might have cudgelled his brain for a cen- 
tury without hitting upon the real object which the detec- 
tive had in view. He never could have imagined that 
Phileas Fogg was being tracked as a robber around the 
globe. But as it is in human nature to attempt the solu- 
tion of every mystery, Passepartout suddenly discovered 
an explanation of Fix's movements, which was in truth 
far from unreasonable. Fix, he thought, could only be an 
agent of Mr. Fogg's friends at the Reform Club, sent to 
follow him up, and to ascertain that he really went 
round the world as had been agreed upon. 

"It's clear!" repeated the worthy servant to himself, 
proud of his shrewdness. " He's a spy sent to keep us in 
view ! That isn't quite the thing, either, to be spying Mr. 
Fogg, who is so honourable a man I Ah, gentlemen of the 
Reform, this shall cost you dear ! " 

Passepartout, enchanted with his discovery, resolved to 
say nothing to his master, lest he should be justly offended 
at this mistrust on the part of his adversaries. But he 
determined to chaff Fix, when he had the chance, with 



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mysterious allusions, which, however, need not betray his 
real suspicions. 

During the afternoon of Wednesday, October 30th, the 
"Rangoon" entered the Strait of Malacca, which sepa- 
rates the peninsula of that name from Sumatra. The 
mountainous and craggy islets intercepted the beauties of 
this noble island from the view of the travellers. The 
"Rangoon" weighed anchor at Singapore the next day 
at four a.m., to receive coal, having gained half a day on 
the prescribed time of her arrival. Phileas Fogg noted 
this gain in his journal, and then, accompanied by Aouda, 
who betrayed a desire for a walk on shore, disem- 
barked. 

Fix, w^ho suspected Mr. Fogg's every movement, followed 
them cautiously, without being himself perceived ; while 
Passepartout, laughing in his sleeve at Fix's manoeuvres, 
w^ent about his usual errands. 

The island of Singapore is not imposing in aspect, for 
there are no mountains ; yet Its appearance is not without 
attractions. It is a park checkered by pleasant highways 
and avenues. A handsome carriage, drawn by a sleek 
pair of New Holland horses, carried Phileas Fogg and 
Aouda into the midst of rows of palms with brilliant 
foliage, and of clove-trees whereof the cloves form the 
heart of a half-open flower. Pepper plants replaced the 
prickly hedges of European fields ; sago-bushes, large ferns 




IN A FINE EQUIPAGE, DEAWN BY SPLENDID HOESES, AOTJDA A.ND 
PHILEAS EOGG- DEOYE THEOUG-H THE EICH FOEEST SCENEEY. 

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with gorgeous branches, varied the aspect of this tropical 
cHme ; while nutmeg-trees in full foliage filled the air with 
a penetrating perfume. Agile and grinning bands of 
monkeys skipped about In the trees, nor were tigers 
wanting In the jungles. 

After a drive of two hours through the country, Aouda 
and Mr. Fogg returned to the town, which Is a vast collec- 
tion of heavy-looking, irregular houses, surrounded by 
charming gardens rich in tropical fruits and plants ; and 
at ten o'clock they re-embarked, closely followed by the 
detective, who had kept them constantly In sight. 

Passepartout, who had been purchasing several dozen 
mangoes — a fruit as large as good-sized apples, of a dark- 
brown colour outside and a bright red within, and whose 
white pulp, melting in the mouth, affords gourmands a 
delicious sensation — was waiting for them on deck. He 
was only too glad to offer some mangoes to Aouda, who 
thanked him very gracefully for them. 

At eleven o'clock the '' Rangoon" rode out of Singapore 
harbour, and In a few hours the high mountains of IMalacca, 
with their forests inhabited by the most beautifully-furred 
tigers In the world, were lost to view. Singapore Is distant 
some thirteen hundred miles from the Island of Hong 
Kong, which is a little English colony near the Chinese 
coast. Phileas F'ogg hoped to accomplish the journey 
in six days, so as to be In time for the steamer which 

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would leave on the 6th of November for Yokohama, the 
principal Japanese port. 

The ''Rangoon" had a large quota of passengers, many 
of whom disembarked at Singapore, among them a 
number of Indians, Ceylonese, Chinamen, Malays, and 
Portuguese, mostly second-class travellers. 

The weather, which had hitherto been fine, changed with 
the last quarter of the moon. The sea rolled heavily, and 
the wind at intervals rose almost to a storm, but happily 
blew from the south-west, and thus aided the steamer's 
progress. The captain as often as possible put up his 
sails, and under the double action of steam and sail, the 
vessel made rapid progress along the coasts of Anam and 
Cochin China. Owing to the defective construction of the 
*' Rangoon/' however, unusual precautions became neces- 
sary in unfavourable weather ; but the loss of time which 
resulted from this cause, while it nearly drove Passepartout 
out of his senses, did not seem to affect his master in the 
least. Passepartout blamed the captain, the engineer, and 
the crew, and consigned all vvho were connected with the 
ship to the land where the pepper grows. Perhaps the 
thought of the gas, which was remorselessly burning at 
his expense in Saville Row, had something to do with his 
hot impatience. 

''You are in a great hurry, then," said Fix to him one 
day, "to reach Flong Kong.?" 



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''A very great hurry !" 

" Mr. Fogg, I suppose, is anxious to catch the steamer 
for Yokohama .''" 

" Terribly anxious." 

" You believe in this journey around the world, then .^" 

'' Absolutely. Don't you, Mr. Fix .?" 

*'l? I don't believe a word of it." 

"You're a sly dog !" said Passepartout, winking at him. 

This expression rather disturbed Fix, without his know- 
ing why. Had the Frenchman guessed his real purpose ? 
He knew not what to think. But how could Passepartout 
have discovered that he was a detective } Yet, in speak- 
ing as he did, the man evidently meant more than he 
expressed. 

Passepartout went still further the next day ; he could 
not hold his tongue. 

" Mr. Fix," said he, in a bantering tone ; ^' shall we be 
so unfortunate as to lose you when we get to Hong 
Kong.?" 

" Why," responded Fix, a little embarrassed, " I don't 
know ; perhaps — " 

"Ah, if you would only go on with us ! An agent of 
the Peninsular Company, you know, can't stop on the 
way ! You were only going to Bombay, and here you arc 
in China. America is not far off, and from America to 
Europe is only a step." 

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Fix looked intently at his companion, whose countenance 
was as serene as possible, and laughed with him. But 
Passepartout persisted in chaffing him by asking him if he 
made much by his present occupation. 

" Yes, and no," returned Fix ; " there is good and bad 
luck in such things. But you must understand that I 
don't travel at my own expense." 

" Oh, I am quite sure of that !" cried Passepartout, laugh- 
ing heartily. 

Fix, fairly puzzled, descended to his cabin and gave 
himself up to his reflections. He was evidently suspected ; 
somehow or other the Frenchman had found out that he 
was a detective. But had he told his master ? What part 
was he playing in all this : was he an accomplice or not ? 
Was the game, then, up ? Fix spent several hours turning 
these things over in his mind, sometimes thinking that all 
was lost, then persuading himself that Fogg was ignorant 
of his presence, and then undecided what course it was 
best to take. 

Nevertheless, he preserved his coolness of mind, and at 
last resolved to deal plainly with Passepartout. If he did 
not find it practicable to arrest Fogg at Hong Kong, and 
if Fogg made preparations to leave that last foothold of 
English territory, he. Fix, would tell Passepartout all. 
Either the servant was the accomplice of his master, and 
in this case the master knew of his operations, and he 



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should fail ; or else the servant knew nothing about the rob- 
bery, and then his interest would be to abandon the robber. 

Such was the situation between Fix and Passepartout. 
Meanwhile Phileas Fogg moved about above them in the 
most majestic and unconscious indifference. He was pass- 
ing methodically in his orbit around the world, regardless 
of the lesser stars which gravitated around him. Yet 
there was near by what the astronomers would call a 
disturbing star, which might have produced an agitation in 
this gentleman's heart. But no ! the charms of Aouda 
failed to act, to Passepartout's great surprise ; and the 
disturbances, if they existed, would have been more 
difficult to calculate than those of Uranus which led to the 
discovery of Neptune. 

It was every day an increasing wonder to Passepartout, 
who read in Aouda's eyes the depths of her gratitude to 
his master. Phileas Fogg, though brave and gallant, must 
be, he thought, quite heartless. As to the sentiment which 
this journey might have awakened in him, there was clearly 
no trace of such a thing ; while poor Passepartout existed 
in perpetual reveries. 

One day he was leaning on the railing of the engine- 
room, and was observing the engine, when a sudden pitcli 
of the steamer threw the screw out of the water. The 
steam came hissing out of the valves ; and this made 
Passepartout indignant. 



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" The valves are not sufficiently charged !" he exclaimed. 
" We are not going. Oh, these English ! If this was an 
American craft, we should blow up, perhaps, but we should 
at all events go faster !" 




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CHAPTER XVIII. 

IN WHICH PHILEAS FOGG, PASSEPARTOUT, AND FIX GO 
EACH ABOUT HIS BUSINESS. 

The weather was bad during the latter days of the voyage. 
The wind, obstinately remaining in the north-west, blew a 
gale, and retarded the steamer. The "Rangoon" rolled 
heavily, and the passengers became impatient of the long, 
monstrous waves which the wind raised before their path. 
A sort of tempest arose on the 3rd of November, the squall 
knocking the vessel about with fury, and the waves running 
hi^^h. The ''RanG:oon" reefed all her sails, and even the 
rigging proved too much, whistling and shaking amid the 
squall. The steamer was forced to proceed slowly, and 
the captain estimated that she would reach Hong Kong 
twenty hours behind time, and more if the storm lasted. 

Phileas Fogg gazed at the tempestuous sea, which seemed 
to be struggling especially to delay him, with his habitual 
tranquillity. He never changed countenance for an in- 



136 AROUND THE ^YORLD IN EIGHTY DAYS. 

stant, though a delay of twenty hours, by making him too 
late for the Yokohama boat, would almost inevitably cause 
the loss of the wager. But this man of nerve manifested 
neither impatience nor annoyance ; it seemed as if the 
storm were a part of his programme, and had been fore- 
seen. Aouda was amazed to find him as calm as he had 
been from the first time she saw him. 

Fix did not look at the state of things in the same light. 
The storm greatly pleased him. His satisfaction would 
have been complete had the "Rangoon" been forced to 
retreat before the violence of wind and waves. Each delay 
filled him with hope, for it became more and more probable 
that Fogg would be obliged to remain some days at Hong 
Kong ; and now the heavens themselves became his allies, 
with the gusts and squalls. It mattered not that they made 
him sea-sick — he made no account of this inconvenience ; 
and whilst his body was writhing under their effects, his 
spirit bounded with hopeful exultation. 

Passepartout was enraged beyond expression by the 
unpropitious weather. Everything had gone so well till 
now ! Earth and sea had seemed to be at his master's 
service ; steamers and railways obeyed him ; wind and 
steam united to speed his journey. Had the hour of 
adversity come } Passepartout was as much excited as 
if the tvv'enty thousand pounds were to come from his own 
pocket. The storm exasperated him, the gale made him 



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furious, and he longed to lash the obstinate sea into obe- 
dience. Poor fellow ! Fix carefully concealed from him 
his own satisfaction, for, had he betrayed it. Passepartout 
could scarcely have restrained himself from personal 
violence. 

Passepartout remained on deck as long as the tempest 
lasted, being unable to remain quiet below, and taking it 
into his head to aid the progress of the ship by lending a 
hand with the crew. He overwhelmed the captain, officers, 
and sailors, who could not help laughing at his impatience, 
with all sorts of questions. He wanted to know exactly 
how long the storm was going to last ; whereupon he was 
referred to the barometer, which seemed to have no inten- 
tion of rising. Passepartout shook it, but with no percep- 
tible effect ; for neither shaking nor maledictions could 
prevail upon it to change its mind. 

On the 4th, however, the sea became more calm, and the 
storm lessened its violence ; the wind veered southward, 
and was once more favourable. Passepartout cleared up 
with the weather. Some of the sails were unfurled, and 
the "Rangoon" resumed its most rapid speed. The time 
lost could not, however, be regained. Land was not 
signalled until hve o'clock on the morning of the 6th ; the 
steamer was due on the 5th. Philcas Fogg was twenty- 
four hours behindhand, and the Yokohama steamer would 
of course be missed. 



138 AROUND Tin-: WORLD IX I'.IC.HTV DAYS. 

The pilot went on board at six, and took his place on 
the bridge, to guide the " Rangoon" through the channels 
to the port of Hong Kong. Passepartout longed to ask 
him if the steamer had left for Yokohama ; but he dared 
not, for he wished to preserve tlie spark of hope which still 
remained till the last moment. He had confided his 
anxiety to Fix, who — the sly rascal ! — tried to console him 
by saying that Mr. Fogg would be in time If he took the 
next boat ; but this only put Passepartout in a passion. 

Mr. Fogg, bolder than his servant, did not hesitate to 
approach the pilot, and tranquilly ask him if he knew when 
a steamer would leave Hong Kong for Yokohama. 

" At high tide to-morrow morning," answered the pilot. 

" Ah ! " said Mr. Fogg, without betraying any astonish- 
ment. 

Passepartout, who heard what passed, would Avillingly 
have embraced the pilot, while Fix would have been glad 
to twist his neck. 

" What Is the steamer's name .''" asked Mr. Foc^Gf. 

" The ' Carnatic' " 

" Ought she not to have gone yesterday ? " 

" Yes, sir ; but they had to repair one of her boilers, and 
so her departure was postponed till to-morrow." 

"Thank you," returned Mr. Fogg, descending mathe- 
matically to the saloon. 

Passepartout clasped the pilot's hand and shook It 



AROUND THE WORLD IN EIGHTY DAYS. 1 39 

heartily In his delight, exclaiming, " Pilot, you are the 
best of good fellows ! " 

The pilot probably does not know to this day why his 
responses won him this enthusiastic greeting. He re- 
mounted the bridge, and guided the steamer through the 
flotilla of junks, tankas, and fishing-boats which crowd the 
harbour of Hong Kong. 

At one o'clock the " Rangoon " was at the quay, and the 
passengers were going ashore. 

Chance had strangely favoured Phileas Fogg, for, had 
not the " Carnatic" been forced to lie over for repairing her 
boilers, she would have left on the 6th of November, and 
the passengers for Japan would have been obliged to await 
for a week the sailing of the next steamer. Mr. Fogg was, 
it Is true, twenty-four hours behind his time ; but this 
could not seriously imperil the remainder of his tour. 

The steamer which crossed the Pacific from Yokohama 
to San Francisco made a direct connexion with that from 
Hong Kong, and it could not sail until the latter reached 
Yokohama ; and if Mr. P^ogg was twenty-four hours late 
on reaching Yokohama, this time would no doubt be easily 
regained in the voyage of twenty-two days across the 
Pacific. He found himself, then, about twenty- four hours 
behindhand, thirty-five days after leaving London. 

The " Carnatic" was announced to leave Hong Kong at 
five the next morning. ]\Ir. Fogg had sixteen hours in 



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which to attend to his business there, which was to deposit 
Aouda safely with her wealthy relative. 

On landing, he conducted her to a palanquin, in which 
they repaired to the Club Hotel. A room was engaged 
for the }'oung woman, and ]\Ir. Fogg, after seeing that 
she wanted for nothing, set out in search of her cousin 
Jejeeh. He instructed Passepartout to remain at the 
hotel until his return, that Aouda might not be left entirely 
alone. 

i\Ir. Fogg repaired to the Exchange, where, he did not 
doubt, every one would know so wealthy and considerable 
a personage as the Parsee merchant. Meeting a broker, 
he made the inquiry, to learn that Jejeeh had left China 
two years before, and, retiring from business with an im- 
mense fortune, had taken up his residence in Europe — in 
Holland, the broker thought, with the merchants of which 
country he had principally traded. Phileas P'ogg returned 
to the hotel, begged a moment's conversation with Aouda, 
and, without more ado, apprised her that Jejeeh was no 
longer at Hong Kong, but probably in Holland. 

Aouda at first said nothing. She passed her hand 
across her forehead, and reflected a few moments. Then, 
in her sweet, soft voice, she said, "What ought I to do, 
Mr. Fogg.?" 

" It is very simple," responded the gentleman. ^' Go on 
to Europe." 



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'* But I cannot intrude — " 

" You do not intrude, nor do you in the least embarrass 
my project. Passepartout !" 

" Monsieur." 

*' Go to the ' Carnatic,' and engage three cabins." 

Passepartout, dehghted that the young woman, who was 
very gracious to him, was going to continue the journey 
with them, went off at a brisk gait to obey his master's 
order. 



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CHAPTER XIX. 

IN AYHICH PASSEPARTOUT TAKES A TOO GREAT INTEREST 
IN HIS PIASTER, AND ^YHAT COMES OF IT. 

Hong Kong is an island which came into the possession 
of the Enghsh by the treaty of X'ankin, after the war of 
1842 ; and the colonizing genius of the English has created 
upon it an important city and an excellent port. The 
island is situated at the mouth of the Canton River, and is 
separated by about sixty miles from the Portuguese town 
of Macao, on the opposite coast. Hong Kong has beaten 
Macao in the struggle for the Chinese trade, and now 
the greater part of the transportation of Chinese goods 
finds its depot at the former place. Docks, hospitals, 
wharves, a Gothic cathedral, a government house, mac- 
adamized streets give to Hong Kong the appearance of a 
town in Kent or Surrey transferred by some strange magic 
to the antipodes. 

Passepartout wandered, with his hcnds in his pockets, 



AROUND THE WORLD IN EIGHTY DAYS. I43 

towards the Victoria port, gazing as he went at the curious 
palanquins and other modes of conveyance, and the groups 
of Chinese, Japanese, and Europeans who passed to and 
fro in the streets. Hong Kong seemed to him not unHke 
Bombay, Calcutta, and Singapore, since, like them, it 
betrayed everywhere the evidence of English supremacy. 
At the Victoria port he found a confused mass of ships of 
all nations, English, French, American, and Dutch, men- 
of-war and trading vessels, Japanese and Chinese junks, 
sempas, tankas, and flower-boats, which formed so many 
floating parterres. Passepartout noticed in the crowd a 
number of the natives who seemed very old and were 
dressed in yellow. On going into a barber's to get shaved, 
he learned that these ancient men were all at least eighty 
years old, at which age they are permitted to wear yellow, 
which is the Imperial colour. Passepartout, without exactly 
knowing why, thought this very funny. 

On reaching the quay where they were to embark on 
the " Carnatic," he was not astonished to find Fix walking 
up and down. The detective seemed very much disturbed 
and disappointed. 

" This is bad," muttered Passepartout, " for the gentlemen 
of the Reform Club!" He accosted Fix with a merry 
smile, as if he had not perceived that gentleman's chagrin. 
The detective had, indeed, good reasons to inveigh against 
the bad luck which pursued him. The warrant had not 



144 AROUND THE WORLD IX EIGHTY DAYS. 

come! It was certainly on the way, but as certainly it 
could not now reach Hong Kong for several days ; and 
this being the last English territory on Mr. Fogg's route, 
the robber would escape, unless he could manage to 
detain him. 

*' Well, Monsieur Fix," said Passepartout, " have you 
decided to go on with us as far as America .'*" 

*' Yes," returned Fix, through his set teeth. 

''Good!" exclaimed Passepartout, laughing heartily. 
" I knew you could not persuade yourself to separate from 
us. Come and engage your berth." 

They entered the steamer office and secured cabins for 
four persons. The clerk, as he gave them the tickets, 
informed them that, the repairs on the " Carnatic " having 
been completed, the steamer would leave that very evening, 
and not next morning as had been announced. 

" That will suit my master all the better," said Passe- 
partout. " I will go and let him know." 

Fix now decided to make a bold move ; he resolved to 
tell Passepartout all. It seemed to be the only possible 
means of keeping Phileas Fogg several days longer at 
Hong Kong. He accordingly invited his companion into 
a tavern which caught his eye on the quay. On entering, 
they found themselves in a large room handsomely deco- 
rated, at the end of which was a large camp-bed fur- 
nished with cushions. Several persons lay upon this bed 




IN HIS STEOLL PASSEPAETOUT CA:ME ACEOSS A NUMBEE OP OLD 

^'ATIVES, 

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in a deep sleep. At the small tables which Avere ar- 
ranged about the room some thirty customers were 
drinking English beer, porter, gin, and brandy ; smoking, 
the Avhile, long red clay pipes stuffed with little balls 
of opium mingled Avith essence of rose. From time 
to time one of the smokers, overcome with the nar- 
cotic, would slip under the table, whereupon the waiters, 
taking him by the head and feet, carried and laid him 
upon the bed. The bed already supported twenty of these 
stupefied sots. 

Fix and Passepartout saw that they were in a smoking- 
house haunted by those wretched, cadaverous, idiotic crea- 
tures, to whom the English merchants sell every year the 
miserable drug called opium, to the amount of one million 
four hundred thousand pounds — thousands devoted to one 
of the most despicable vices which afflict humanity ! The 
Chinese government has in vain attempted to deal with the 
evil by stringent laws. It passed gradually from the rich, 
to whom it was at first exclusively reserved, to the lower 
classes, and then its ravages could not be arrested. Opium 
is smoked everywhere, at all times, by men and women, in 
the Celestial Empire ; and, once accustomed to it, the 
victims cannot dispense with it, except by suffering horrible 
bodily contortions and agonies. A great smoker can smoke 
as many as eight pipes a day ; but he dies in five years. 
It was in one of these dens that Fix and Passepartout, 

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146 AROUND THE WORLD IN EIGHTY DAYS. 

in search of a friendly glass, found themselves. Passe- 
partout had no money, but willingly accepted Fix's invita- 
tion in the^hope of returning the obligation at some future 
time. 

They ordered two bottles of port, to which the French- 
man did ample justice, whilst Fix observed him with close 
attention. They chatted about the journey, and Passe- 
partout was especially merry at the idea that Fix was 
going to continue it with them. When the bottles were 
empty, however, he rose to] go and tell his master of the 
change in the time of the sailing of the " Carnatic." 

Fix caught him by the arm, and said, "Wait a moment." 

-Whatfor, Mr. Fix.?" 

" I want to have a serious talk with you." 

"A serious talk!" cried Passepartout, drinking up the 
little wine that was left in the bottom of his glass. *' Well, 
we'll talk about it to-morrow ; I haven't time now\" 

'' Stay ! What I have to say concerns your master." 

Passepartout, at this, looked attentively at his com- 
panion. Fix's face seemed to have a singular expression. 
He resumed his seat. 

" What is it that you have to say ?" 

Fix placed his hand upon Passepartout's arm and, lower- 
ing his voice, said, "You have guessed who I am .''" 

"Parbleu!" said Passepartout, smiling. 

" Then Pm going to tell you everything — " 



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'' Now that I know everything, my friend ! Ah ! that's 
very good. But go on, go on. First, though, let me tell 
you that those gentlemen have put themselves to a useless 
expense." 

"Useless!" said Fix. "You speak confidently. It's 
clear that you don't know how large the sum is." 

" Of course I do," returned Passepartout. " Twenty 
thousand pounds." 

" Fifty-five thousand ! " answered Fix, pressing his com- 
panion's hand. 

"What!" cried the Frenchman. "Has Monsieur Fogg 
dared — fifty-five thousand pounds ! Well, there's all the 
more reason for not losing an instant," he continued, getting 
up hastily. 

Fix pushed Passepartout back in his chair, and resumed : 
" Fifty-five thousand pounds ; and if I succeed, I get two 
thousand pounds. If you'll help me, I'll let you have five 
hundred of them." 

" Help you .^" cried Passepartout, whose eyes were stand- 
ing wide open. 

" Yes ; help me keep Mr. Fogg here for two or three 
days." 

" Why, what are you saying ? Those gentlemen are not 
satisfied with following my master and suspecting his 
honour, but they must try to put obstacles in his way ! I 
blush for them!" 

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148 AROUND THE WORLD IN EIGHTY DAYS. 

*' What do you mean ? " 

*' I mean that it is a piece of shameful trickery. They 
might as well waylay Mr. Fog-g and put his money in 
their pockets !" 

" That's just what we count on doing." 

" It's a conspiracy, then," cried Passepartout, who became 
more and more excited as the liquor mounted in his head, 
for he drank without perceiving it. " A real conspiracy ! 
And gentlemen, too. Bah !" 

Fix began to be puzzled. 

'* Members of the Reform Club ! " continued Passepar- 
tout. " You must know, Monsieur Fix, that my master is 
an honest man, and that, when he makes a wager, he tries 
to win it fairly ! " 

" But who do you think I am ?" asked Fix, looking at 
him intently. 

'' Parbleu ! An agent of the members of the Reform 
Club, sent out here to interrupt my master's journey. But, 
though I found }^ou out some time ago, Pve taken good 
care to say nothing about it to Mr. Fogg." 

" He knows nothing, then .^" 

" Nothing," replied Passepartout, again emptying his 
glass. 

The detective passed his hand across his forehead, 
hesitating before he spoke again. What should he do ? 
Passepartout's mistake seemed sincere, but it made his 



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design more difficult. It was evident that the servant was 
not the master's accomphce, as Fix had been incHned to 
suspect. 

" Well," said the detective to himself, " as he is not an 
accomplice, he will help me." 

He had no time to lose : Fogg must be detained at Hong 
Kong ; so he resolved to make a clean breast of it. 

" Listen to me," said Fix abruptly. " I am not, as 
you think, an agent of the members of the Reform 
Club—" 

*' Bah ! " retorted Passepartout, with an air of raillery. 

'' I am a police detective, sent out here by the London 
office." 

" You, a detective } " 

" I will prove it. Here is my commission." 

Passepartout was speechless with astonishment when Fix 
displayed this document, the genuineness of which could 
not be doubted. 

'' Mr. Fogg's wager," resumed Fix, " is only a pretext, 
of which you and the gentlemen of the Reform are 
dupes. He had a motive for securing your innocent 
complicity." 

"But why.?" 

" Listen. On the 28th of last September a robbery of 
fifty-five thousand pounds was committed at the Bank of 
England by a person whose description was fortunately 



150 AR(H'xi) 'iiii': ^V()l;I.l) ix lacirrv days. 

secured. Here is this dcscrii)tiun ; it answers exactly to 
that of i\Ir. Phileas l'\^gg." 

" Wluit nonsense ! " cried Passepartout, striking the 
table with his fist. *' My master is the most honourable 
of men !" 

" I low can you tell ? You know scarcely anything about 
him. You went into his service the day he came away ; 
and he came away on a foolish pretext, without trunks, and 
carrying a large amount in bank-notes. And yet you are 
bold enough to assert that he is an honest man!" 

" Yes, yes," repeated the poor fellow, mechanically. 

" Would you like to be arrested as his accomplice ^ " 

Passepartout, overcome by \vhat he had heard, held his 
head between his hands, and did not dare to look at the 
detective. Phileas P^ogg, the saviour of Aouda, that brave 
and generous man, a robber ! And yet how many pre- 
sumptions there Avere against him ! Passepartout essayed 
to reject the suspicions which forced themselves upon his 
mind ; he did not wish to believe that his master was 
guilty. 

*' Well, what do you want of me .^" said he, at last, w^ith 
an effort. 

" See here," replied Fix ; " I have tracked Mr. Fogg to 
this place, but as yet I have failed to receive the ^varrant 
of arrest for which I sent to London. You must help me 
to keep him here in Hong Kong — " 




"LISTEN," SAID FIX IX AX rNDER-TONT. 



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AROUND THE WORLD IX EIGHTY DAYS. 151 

" I ! But I—" 

" I will share with you the two-thousand-pounds reward 
offered by the Bank of England." 

" Never!" replied Passepartout, who tried to rise, but fell 
back, exhausted in mind and body. 

" Mr. Fix," he stammered, ''even should what you 
say be true — if my master is really the robber you are 
seeking for — which I deny — I have been, am, in his ser- 
vice ; I have seen his generosity and goodness ; and I 
will never betray him — not for all the gold in the world. 
I come from a village where they don't eat that kind of 
bread!" 

" You refuse ?" 

" I refuse." 

*' Consider that I've said nothing," said Fix ; " and let us 
drink." 

" Yes ; let us drink !" 

Passepartout felt himself yielding more and more to 
the effects of the liquor. Fix, seeing that he must, at all 
haz ards, be separated from his master, wished to entirely 
overcome him. Some pipes full of opium lay upon the 
table. Fix slipped one into Passepartout's hand. He 
took it, put it between his lips, lit it, drew several puffs, 
and his head, becoming heavy under the influence of the 
narcotic, fell upon the table. 

"At last!" said Fix, seeing Passepartout unconscious. 



152 AROUND THE WORLD IN EIGHTY DAYS. 

"Mr. Fogg will not be informed of tlic time of the * Car- 
natic's' departure ; and, if he is, lie will have to go without 
this cursed Frenchman ! " 

And, after paying his bill, Fix left the tavern. 



AROUND THE WORLD IX EIGHTY DAYS. 1 53 



CHAPTER XX. 

IN WHICH FIX COMES FACE TO FACE WITH PHILEAS 

FOGG. 

While these events were passing at the opium-house 
Mr. Fogg, unconscious of the danger he was in of losing 
the steamer, was quietly escorting Aouda about the streets of 
the English quarter, making the necessary purchases for the 
long voyage before them. It was all very well for an English- 
man like Mr. Fogg to make the tour of the world with a 
carpet-bag ; a lady could not be expected to travel com- 
fortably under such conditions. He acquitted his task with 
characteristic serenity, and invariably replied to the re- 
monstrances of his fair companion, who was confused by 
his patience and generosity, — 

" It is in the interest of my journey — a part of my 
programme." 

The purchases made, they returned to the hotel, where 
they dined at a sumptuously served tahlc-tVJiotc ; after which 



154 AROUND THE WORIJ) IX EIGHTY DAYS. 

Aouda, shaking hands withHicr protector after the Enghsh 
fashion, retired to her room for rest. Mr. Fogg absorbed 
himself throughout the evening in the perusal of the Times 
and Illiistyatcd London News. 

Had he been capable of being astonished at anything, 
it would have been not to see his servant return at bed- 
time. But, knowing that the steamer was not to leave for 
Yokohama until the next morninq;, he did not disturb 
himself about the matter. When Passepartout did not 
appear the next morning, to answer his master's bell, 
Mr. Fogg, not betraying the least ,^ vexation, contented 
himself with taking his carpet-bag, calling Aouda, and 
sending for a palanquin. 

It was then eight o'clock ; at half-past nine, it being 
then high tide, the " Carnatic" would leave the harbour. 
Mr. Fogg and Aouda got into the palanquin, their luggage 
being brought after on a wheelbarrow, and half an hour 
later stepped upon the quay whence they were to embark. 
Mr. Fogg then learned that the " Carnatic" had sailed the 
evening before. He had expected to find not only the 
steamer, but his domestic, and was forced^to give up both ; 
but no sign of disappointment appeared on his face, and he 
merely remarked to Aouda, " It is an accident, madam ; 
nothing more." 

At this moment a man who had been observing him 
attentively approached. It was Fix, who, bowing, ad- 



AROUND THE WORLD IN EIGHTY DAYS. 1 55 

dressed Mr. Fogg : "Were you not, like me, sir, a passen- 
ger by the * Rangoon,' which arrived yesterday.^" 

" I was, sir," repHed Mr. Fogg coldly. '' But I have not 
the honour — " 

*' Pardon me ; I thought I should find your servant 
here." 

''Do you know where he is, sir.^" asked Aouda 
anxiously. 

'' What ! " responded Fix, feigning surprise. *' Is he 
not w^ith you .^" 

" No," said Aouda. " He has not made his appearance 
since yesterday. Could he have gone on board the 
' Carnatic ' without us V 

" Without you, madam .?" answered the detective. " Ex- 
cuse me, did you intend to sail in the * Carnatic'.^ " 

'' Yes, sir." 

" So did I, madam, and I am excessively disappointed. 
The ' Carnatic,' its repairs being completed, left Hong Kong 
twelve hours before the stated time, w-ithout any notice 
being given ; and we must now^ w^ait a w^eek for another 
steamer." 

As he said " a week " Fix felt his heart leap for joy. 
Fogg detained at Hong Kong a w'eek ! There would be 
time for the warrant to arrive, and fortune at last favoured 
the representative of the law. His horror may be ima- 
gined when he heard Mr. Fogg say, in his placid voice, 



136 ARorxD Till-: Would ix i-iciirv d.ws. 

" But there are other vessels besides the ' Carnatic,' it seems 
to me, ill tlie harbour of Iloni^ Kong." 

And, oflcrinL; his arm to Aouda, he directed his steps 
toward tlie docks in search of some craft about to start. 
h'ix, stupefied, followed ; it seemed as if he were attached 
to ]\Ir. 1h\l;l; by an invisible thread. Chance, however, 
appeared reall}- to have abandoned the man it had hitherto 
serv'ed so well. For three hours Phi leas Fogg wandered 
about the docks, with the determination, if necessary, to 
charter a vessel to carry him to Yokohama ; but he could 
only find vessels which were loading or unloading, and 
which could not therefore set sail. Fix began to hope again. 

But Mr. Fogg, far from being discouraged, w^as continuing 
his search, resolved not to stop if he had to resort to Macao, 
when he was accosted by a sailor on one of the wharves. 

*' Is your honour looking for a boat .''" 

*' Have you a boat ready to sail .?" 

"Yes, your honour; a pilot-boat — No. 43 — the best in 
the harbour." 

" Does she go fast ? " 

" Between eight and nine knots the hour. Will you 
look at her ? " 

" Yes." 

'' Your honour will be satisfied with her. Is it for a sea 
excursion.^" 

"No ; for a voyage." 




"IS TOTJE HONOUE LOOKING FOR A VESSEL?' 



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AROUND THE WORLD IX EIGHTY DAYS. 1 57 

" A voyage ?" 

" Yes ; will you agree to take me to Yokohama ? " 

The sailor leaned on the railing, opened his eyes wide, 
and said, *' Is your honour joking ?" 

''No. I have missed the 'Carnatic,' and I must get to 
Yokohama by the 14th at the latest, to take the boat for 
San Francisco." 

" I am sorry," said the sailor, '' but it is impossible." 

" I offer you a hundred pounds per day, and an additional 
reward of two hundred pounds if I reach Yokohama in time." 

" Are you in earnest .^" 

" Very much so." 

The pilot walked away a little distance^ and gazed out 
to sea, evidently struggling between the anxiety to gain a 
large sum and the fear of venturing so far. Fix was in 
mortal suspense. 

Mr. Fogg turned to Aouda and asked her, *'' You would 
not be afraid, would you, madam .''" 

" Not with you, ]\Ir, Fogg," was her answer. 

The pilot now returned, shuffling his hat in his hands. 

" Well, pilot .^" said Mr. Fogg. 

*' Well, your honour," replied he, " I could not risk my- 
self, my men, or my little boat of scarcely twenty tons on 
so long a voyage at this time of year. Besides, we could 
not reach Yokohama in time, for it is sixteen hundred and 
sixty miles from Hong Kong." 



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*' Only sixteen hundred," said Mr. Fogg. 

** It's the same thing." 

Fix breathed more freely. 

" Ikit," added the pilot, "it might be arranged another 
Avay." 

Fix ceased to breathe at all. 

*' How .-*" asked Mr. Fogg, 

" By going to Nagasaki, at the extreme south of Japan, 
or even to Shanghai, which is only eight hundred miles 
from here. In going to Shanghai we should not be forced 
to sail wide of the Chinese coast, which would be a great 
advantage, as the currents run northward, and would 
aid us." 

" Pilot," said Mr. Fogg, " I must take the American 
steamer at Yokohama, and not at Shanghai or Naga- 
saki." 

"Why not.?" returned the pilot. "The San Fran- 
cisco steamer does not start from Yokohama. It puts 
in at Yokohama and Nagasaki, but it starts from 
Shanghai." 

" You are sure of that .^" 

" Perfectly." 

"And when does the boat leave Shanghai .?" 

" On the nth, at seven in the evening. We have, there- 
fore, four days before us, that is ninety-six hours ; and in 
that time, if we had good luck and a south-west wind, and 



AROUND THE WORLD IN EIGHTY DAYS. 1 59 

the sea was calm, we could make those eight hundred 
miles to Shanghai," 

" And you could go — " 

" In an hour ; as soon as provisions could be got aboard 
and the sails put up." 

" It is a bargain. Are you the master of the boat V 

"Yes ; John Bunsby, master of the ' Tankadere.'" 

"Would you like some earnest-money }'' 

" If it would not put your honour out — " 

" Here are two hundred pounds on account. Sir," added 
Phileas Fogg, turning to Fix, "if you would like to take 
advantage — " 

'' Thanks, sir ; I was about to ask the favour." 

"Very well. In half an hour we shall go on board." 

" But poor Passepartout V urged Aouda, who was much 
disturbed by the servant's disappearance. 

" I shall do all I can to find him," replied Phileas Fogg. 

While Fix, in a feverish, nervous state, repaired to the 
pilot-boat the others directed their course to the police- 
station at Hong Kong. Phileas Fogg there gave Passepar- 
tout's description, and left a sum of money to be spent in 
the search for him. The same formalities having been gone 
through at the French consulate, and the palanquin having 
stopped at the hotel for the luggage, which had been sent 
back there, they returned to the wharf. 

It was now three o'clock ; and pilot-boat No. 43, with its 



l6o AROUND Tin-: WORLD IX l-RiHTV DAYS. 

crew on board, and its proMsions stored away, was read}- 
for departure. 

The "Tankadere" was a neat little craft of twenty tons, 
as gracefull}' built as if she were a racing yacht. Her 
shining copper sheathing, her galvanized iron-work, her 
deck, A\hite as ivor}', betrayed the pride taken by John 
Bunsby in making her presentable. Her two masts leaned 
a trifle backward ; she carried brigantine, foresail, storm-jib, 
and standing-jib, and was well rigged for running before the 
wind ; and she seemed capable of brisk speed, which, indeed, 
she had already proved by gaining several prizes in pilot- 
boat races. The crew of the '* Tankadere " w^as composed 
of John Bunsby, the master, and four hardy mariners, who 
were familiar with the Chinese seas. John Bunsby him- 
self, a man of forty-five or thereabouts, vigorous, sunburnt, 
with a sprightly expression of the eye, and energetic and 
self-reliant countenance, would have inspired confidence in 
the most timid. 

Phileas Fogg and Aouda went on board, where they 
found Fix already installed. Below deck was a square 
cabin, of which the walls bulged out in the form of cots, 
above a circular divan ; in the centre was a table provided 
with a swinging lamp. The accommodation was confined, 
but neat. 

'' I am sorry to have nothing better to offer you," said 
]\Ir. Fogg to Fix,, who bowed without responding. 




"I EEGEET HAVING NOTHING- BETTER TO OFFEE YOU," SAID MR. 
FOGG TO FIX. 

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AROUND THE WORLD IN EIGHTY DAYS. l6l 

The detective had a feeling akin to humiliation in profit- 
ing by the kindness of Mr. Fogg. 

*' It's certain," thought he, ''though rascal as he is, he is 
a polite one !" 

The sails and the English flag were hoisted at ten 
minutes past three. Mr. Fogg and Aouda, who were 
seated on deck, cast a last glance at the quay, in the hope 
of espying Passepartout. Fix was not without his fears 
lest chance should direct the steps of the unfortunate ser- 
vant, whom he had so badly treated, in this direction ; in 
which case an explanation the reverse of satisfactory to the 
detective must have ensued. But the Frenchman did not 
appear, and, without doubt, Avas still lying under the 
stupifying influence of the opium. 

John Bunsby, master, at length gave the order to start, 
and the '' Tankadere," taking the wind under her brigantine, 
foresail, and standing-jib, bounded briskly forward over 
the waves. 



M 



l62 AROUND THE WORLD IX EIGHTY DAYS. 



CHAPTER XXI. 

IX ^YHICH THE MASTER OF THE " TANKADERE " RUNS 
GREAT RISK OF LOSIXG A REWARD OF TW^O HUN- 
DRED POUXDS. 

This voyage of eight hundred miles was a perilous venture, 
on a craft of twenty tons, and at that season of the yean 
The Chinese seas are usually boisterous, subject to terrible 
gales of wind, and especially during the equinoxes ; and 
it was now early November. 

It would clearly have been to the master's advantage to 
carry his passengers to Yokohama, since he was paid a 
certain sum per day ; but he would have been rash to 
attempt such a voyage, and it was imprudent even to 
attempt to reach Shanghai. But John Bunsby beheved 
in the '' Tankadere," which rode on the waves like a sea- 
gull ; and perhaps he was not wrong. 

Late in the day they passed through the capricious 
channels of Hong Kong, and the "Tankadere," impelled 
by favourable winds, conducted herself admirably. 



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THE YOUNG WOMAN, SITTING IN THE STEEN, WAS LOST IN CONTEMPLATION. 

[Page 1C3. 



AROUND THE WORLD IN EIGHTY DAYS. 1 63 

" I do not need, pilot," said Phileas Fogg, when they got 
into the open sea, " to advise you to use all possible speed." 

" Trust me, your honour. We are carrying all the sail 
the wind will let us. The poles would add nothing, and 
are only used Avhen we are going into port." 

" It's your trade, not mine, pilot, and I confide in you." 

Phileas Fogg, with body erect and legs wide apart, 
standing like a sailor, gazed without staggering at the 
swelling waters. The young woman, who was seated aft, 
was profoundly affected as she looked out upon the ocean, 
darkening now with the twilight, on which she had ventured 
in so frail a vessel. Above her head rustled the white sails, 
which seemed like great white wings. The boat, carried 
forward by the wind, seemed to be flying in the air. 

Night came. The moon was entering her first quarter, 
and her insufficient light would soon die out in the mist on 
the horizon. Clouds were rising from the east, and already 
overcast a part of the heavens. 

The pilot had hung out his lights, which was very neces- 
sary in these seas crowded with vessels bound landward ; 
for collisions are not uncommon occurrences, and, at the 
speed she was going the least shock would shatter the 
gallant little craft. 

Fix, seated in the bow, gave himself up to meditation. 
He kept apart from his fellow-travellers, knowing Mr. 
Fogg's taciturn tastes ; besides, he did not quite like to 

M 2 



164 AROUND THE WORLD IN EIGHTY DAYS. 

talk to the man whose favours he had accepted. He was 
thinking, too, of the future. It seemed certain that Fogg 
would not stop at Yokohama, but would at once take the 
boat for San Francisco ; and the vast extent of America 
would insure him impunity and safety. Fogg's plan 
appeared to him the simplest in the world. Instead 
of sailing directly from England to the United States, 
like a common villain, he had traversed three quarters 
of the globe, so as to gain the American continent 
more surely ; and there, after throwing the police 
off his track, he would quietly enjoy himself with the 
fortune stolen from the bank. But, once in the United 
States, what should he, Fix, do ? Should he abandon 
this man ? No, a hundred times no ! Until he had secured 
his extradition, he would not lose sight of him for an hour. 
It was his duty, and he would fulfil it to the end. At all 
events, there was one thing to be thankful for : Passe- 
partout was not with his master; and it was above all 
important, after the confidences Fix had imparted to 
him, that the servant should never have speech with his 
master. 

Phileas Fogg was also thinking of Passepartout, who 
had so strangely disappeared. Looking at the matter from 
every point of view, it did not seem to him impossible that, 
by some mistake, the man might have embarked on the 
" Carnatic" at the last moment ; and this was also Aouda's 



AROUND THE WORLD IN EIGHTY DAYS. 1 65 

opinion, who regretted very much the loss of the worthy 
fellow to whom she owed so much. They might then 
find him at Yokohama ; for if the ^' Carnatic " was carry- 
ing him thither, it would be easy to ascertain if he had 
been on board. 

A brisk breeze arose about ten o'clock ; but, though it 
might have been prudent to take in a reef, the pilot, after 
carefully examining the heavens, let the craft remain rigged 
as before. The " Tankadere" bore sail admirably, as she 
drew a great deal of water, and everything was prepared 
for high speed in case of a gale. 

Mr. Fogg and Aouda descended into the cabin at mid- 
night, having been already preceded by Fix, who had lain 
down on one of the cots. The pilot and crew remained 
on deck all night. 

At sunrise the next day, which was November 8th, the 
boat had made more than one hundred miles. The log 
indicated a mean speed of between eight and nine miles. 
The "Tankadere" still carried all sail, and was accom- 
plishing her greatest capacity of speed. If the wind held 
as it was, the chances would be in her favour. During the 
day she kept along the coast, where the currents were 
favourable; the coast, irregular in profile, and visible 
sometimes across the clearings, was at most five miles 
distant. The sea was less boisterous, since the wind came 
off land — a fortunate circumstance for the boat, which 



l66 AROUND Tin: WORM) IN' IlIOHTV DAYS. 

would suffer, owiiiLj to its small tonnag-c, by a heavy- surge 
-on the sea. 

The breeze subsided a little towards noon, and set In 
from tlie south-west. The pilot put up his poles, but took 
them down again within two hours, as the wind freshened 
up anew. 

I\Ir. Fogg and Aouda, happily unaffected by the rough- 
ness of the sea, ate with a good appetite, Fix being invited 
to share their repast, which he accepted^wlth secret chagrin. 
To travel at this man's expense and llve^upon his provisions 
was not palatable to him. Still, he was obliged to eat, and 
so he ate. 

When the meal was over, he took Mr. Fogg apart, and 
said, ''Sir," — this ''sir" scorched his lips, and he had to 
control himself to avoid collaring this ''gentleman," — ''sir, 
you have been very kind to give me a passage on this boat. 
But, though my means will not admit of my expending 
them as freely as you, I must ask to pay my share — " 

" Let us not speak of that, sir," replied Mr. Fogg. 

*' But, if I insist—" 

" No, sir," repeated Mr. Fogg, in a tone which did not 
admit of a reply. " This enters Into my general expenses." 

Fix, as he bowed, had a stifled feelinc:, and crolng- for- 
ward, where he ensconced himself, did not open his mouth 
for the rest of the day. 

Meanwhile they were progressing famously, and John 




THE "TANKADEEE" "WAS TOSSED ABOUT LIKE A FEATHEE. 

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AROUND THE WORLD IN EIGHTY DAYS. 1 6/ 

Bunsby was in high hope. He several times assured Mr. 
Fogg that they would reach Shanghai in time ; to which 
that gentleman responded that he counted upon it. The 
crew set to work in good earnest, inspired by the reward to 
be gained. There was not a sheet which was not tightened, 
not a sail which was not vigorously hoisted ; not a lurch 
could be charged to the man at the helm. They worked 
as desperately as if they were contesting in a Royal Yacht 
regatta. 

By evening, the log showed that two hundred and twenty 
miles had been accomplished from Hong Kong, and Mr. 
Fogg might hope that he would be able to reach Yoko- 
hama without recording any delay in his journal ; in 
Avhich case, the only misadventure which had overtaken 
him since he left London would not seriously affect his 
journey. 

The ^' Tankadere " entered the Straits of Fo-Kien, which 
separate the island of Formosa from the Chinese coast, in 
the small hours of the night, and crossed the Tropic of 
Cancer. The sea was very rough in the straits, full of 
eddies formed by the counter currents, and the chopping 
waves broke her course, whilst it became very difficult to 
stand on deck. 

At daybreak the wind began to blow hard again, and 
the heavens seemed to predict a gale. The barometer an- 
nounced a speedy change, the mercury rising and falling 



l6S AROUND Tin: \V()RLI) IX EIGHTY DAYS. 



capriciously ; the sea also, in the south-cast, raised long 
surges which indicated a tempest. The sun had set the 
evening before in a red mist, in the midst of the phospho- 
rescent scintillations of the ocean. 

John Bunsby long examined the threatening aspect of 
the heavens, muttering indistinctly between his teeth. At 
last he said in a low voice to Mr. Fogg, " Shall I speak out 
to your honour .''" 
*' Of course." 

" Well, we are going to have a squall." 
" Is the wind north or south ? " asked i\Ir. Fogg quietly. 
" South. Look ! a typhoon is coming up." 
" Glad It's a typhoon from the south, for It will carry us 
forward." 

" Oh, if you take It that way," said John Bunsby, " Fve 
nothing more to say." John Bunsby' s suspicions were con- 
firmed. At a less advanced season of the year the typhoon, 
according to a famous meteorologist, would have passed 
away like a luminous cascade of electric flame ; but In the 
winter equinox, It was to be feared that It would burst upon 
them with great violence. 

The pilot took his precautions In advance. He reefed all 
sail, the pole-masts were dispensed with ; all hands went 
forward to the bows. A single triangular sail, of strong 
canvas, was hoisted as a storm-jib, so as to hold the wind 
from behind. Then they waited. 



AROUND THE WORLD IN EIGHTY DAYS. 1 69 

John Bunsby had requested his passengers to go below ; 
but this imprisonment in so narrow a space, with Httle air, 
and the boat bouncing in the gale, was far from pleasant. 
Neither Mr. Fogg, Fix, nor Aouda consented to leave the 
deck. 

The storm of rain and Avind descended upon them towards 
eight o'clock. With but its bit of sail, the " Tankadere " 
was lifted like a feather by a wind an idea of whose violence 
can scarcely be given. To compare her speed to four times 
that of a locomotive going on full steam would be below 
the truth. 

The boat scudded thus northward during the whole day, 
borne on by monstrous waves, preserving always, fortu- 
nately, a speed equal to theirs. Twenty times she seemed 
almost to be submerged by these mountains of water which 
rose behind her; but the adroit management of the pilot 
saved her. The passengers were often bathed in spray, 
but they submitted to it philosophically. Fix cursed it, no 
doubt ; but Aouda, with her eyes fastened upon her pro- 
tector, whose coolness amazed her, showed herself worthy 
of him, and bravely weathered the storm. As for Phileas 
Fogg, it seemed just as if the typhoon were a part of his 
programme. 

Up to this time the " Tankadere " had always held her 
course to the north ; but towards evening the wind, veering 
three quarters, bore down from the north-west. The boat, 



iro AROrXD TIIK UORI.D IN EIGHTY DAYS. 



now l)'ing in the troii-h of the waves, shook and rolled 
terribly ; the sea struck her with fearful violence. At night 
the tempest increased in violence. John Ikinsby saw the 
approach of darkness and the rising of the storm with dark 
misgivings. lie thought awhile, and then asked his crew 
if it was not time to slacken speed. After a consulta- 
tion he approached Mr. Fogg, and said, "I think, your 
honour, that we should do well to make for one of the 
ports on the coast." 

" I think so too." 

" Ah !" said the pilot. '* But which one V 

" I know of but one," returned Mr. Fogg tranquilly. 

"And that is — " 

"Shanghai." 

The pilot, at first, did not seem to comprehend ; he 
could scarcely realize so much determination and tenacity. 
Then he cried, '' Well — yes ! Your honour is right. To 
Shanghai !" 

So the " Tankadere " kept steadily on her northward track. 

The night was really terrible ; it would be a miracle if 
the craft did not founder. Twice it would have been all 
over with her, if the crew had not been constantly on the 
watch. Aouda was exhausted, but did not utter a com- 
plaint. More than once Mr. Fogg rushed to protect her 
from the violence of the waves. 

Day reappeared. The tempest still raged with undi- 



AROUND THE WORLD IN EIGHTY DAYS. 17I 

minlshed fury ; but the wind now returned to the south- 
east. It was a favourable change, and the " Tankadere " 
again bounded forward on this mountainous sea, though 
the waves crossed each other, and imparted shocks and 
counter-shocks w^hich would have crushed a craft less 
solidly built. From time to time the coast was visible 
through the broken mist, but no vessel was in sight. The 
^' Tankadere " was alone upon the sea. 

There were some signs of a calm at noon, and these 
became more distinct as the sun descended toward the 
horizon. The tempest had been as brief as terrific. The 
passengers, thoroughly exhausted, could now eat a little, 
and take some repose. 

The night was comparatively quiet. Some of the 
sails were again hoisted, and the speed of the boat was 
very good. The next morning at dawn they espied 
the coast, and John Bunsby w^as able to assert that they 
were not one hundred miles from Shanghai. A hundred 
miles, and only one day to traverse them ! That very 
evening Mr. Fogg was due at Shanghai, if he did not wish 
to miss the steamer to Yokohama. Had there been no 
storm, during which several hours were lost, they would be 
at this moment within thirty miles of their destination. 

The wind grew decidedly calmer, and happily the sea 
fell with it. All sails were now hoisted, and at noon the 
" Tankadere " was within forty-five miles of Shanghai. 



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There remained yet six hours in which to accomplish that 
distance. All on board feared that it could not be done ; 
and every one — Phileas Fogg, no doubt, excepted — felt his 
heart beat with impatience. The boat must keep up an 
average of nine miles an hour, and the wind was becoming 
calmer every moment ! It was a capricious breeze, coming 
from the coast, and after it passed the sea became smooth. 
Still, the " Tankadere " was so light, and her fine sails 
caught the fickle zephyrs so well, that, with the aid of the 
current, John Bunsby found himself at six o'clock not 
more than ten miles from the mouth of Shanghai River. 
Shanghai itself is situated at least twelve miles up the 
stream. At seven they were still three miles from Shanghai. 
The pilot swore an angry oath ; the reward of two hundred 
pounds was evidently on the point of escaping him. He 
looked at Mr. Fogg. Mr. Fogg was perfectly tranquil ; 
and yet his whole fortune was at this moment at stake. 

At this moment, also, a long black funnel, crowned with 
wreaths of smoke, appeared on the edge of the waters. 
It was the American steamer, leaving for Yokohama at 
the appointed time. 

''Confound her!" cried John Bunsby, pushing back the 
rudder with a desperate jerk. 

" Signal her!" said Phileas Fogg quietly. 

A small brass cannon stood on the forward deck of the 
" Tankadere," for making signals in the fogs. It was 



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loaded to the muzzle ; but just as the pilot was about to 
apply a red-hot coal to the touchhole, Mr. Fogg said, 
''Hoist your flag!" 

The flag was run up at halfmast, and, this being the 
signal of distress, it was hoped that the American steamer, 
perceiving it, would change her course a little, so as to 
succour the pilot-boat. 

*'Fire!" said Mr. Fogg. And the booming of the little 
cannon resounded in the air. 



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CHAPTER XXII. 

IN ^YHICH PASSEPARTOUT FINDS OUT THAT, EVEN AT 
THE ANTIPODES, IT IS CONVENIENT TO HAVE SOME 
MONEY IN one's POCKET. 

The " Carnatic," setting sail from Hong Kong at half- 
past six on the 7th of November, directed her course at 
full steam towards Japan. She carried a large cargo and 
a well-filled cabin of passengers. Two state-rooms in the 
rear were, however, unoccupied, — those which had been 
engaged by Phileas Fogg. 

The next day a passenger, with a half-stupefied eye, 
staggering gait, and disordered hair, was seen to emerge 
from the second cabin, and to totter to a seat on deck. 

It was Passepartout ; and what had happened to him 
was as follows : — Shortly after Fix left the opium den, two 
waiters had lifted the unconscious Passepartout, and had 
carried him to the bed reserved for the smokers. Three 
hours later, pursued even in his dreams by a fixed idea, the 



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poor fellow awoke, and struggled against the stupefying 
influence of the narcotic. The thought of a duty unful- 
filled shook off his torpor, and he hurried from the abode 
of drunkenness. Staggering and holding himself up by 
keeping against the walls, falling down and creeping up 
again, and irresistibly impelled by a kind of instinct, he 
kept crying out, *' The ^ Carnatic !' the ^ Carnatic !'" 

The steamer lay puffing alongside the quay, on the point 
of starting. Passepartout had but few steps to go ; and, 
rushing upon the plank, he crossed it, and fell unconscious 
on the deck, just as the "Carnatic" was moving off. Several 
sailors, who were evidently accustomed to this sort of scene, 
carried the poor Frenchman down into the second cabin, 
and Passepartout did not wake until they were one hundred 
and fifty miles away from China. Thus he found himself 
the next morning on the deck of the " Carnatic," and 
eagerly inhaling the exhilarating sea-breeze. The pure 
air sobered him. He began to collect his senses, which he 
found a difficult task ; but at last he recalled the events of 
the evening before. Fix's revelation, and the opium-house. | 

" It Is evident," said he to himself, " that I have been 
abominably drunk ! What will Mr. Fogg say } At least 
I have not missed the steamer, which is the most important 
thing." 

Then, as Fix occurred to him : — " As for that rascal, I 
hope we are well rid of him, and that he has not dared, as 



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he proposed, to follow us on board the " Carnatic." A 
detective on the track of Mr. P'ogg, accused of robbing the 
Bank of England ! Pshaw ! Mr. Fogg is no more a robber 
than I am a murderer." 

Should he divulge Fix's real errand to his master.^ 
Would it do to tell the part the detective was playing } 
Would it not be better to wait until Mr. Fogg reached 
London again, and then impart to him that an agent of 
the metropolitan police had been following him round the 
world, and have a good laugh over it } No doubt ; at least, 
it was worth considering. The first thing to do was to 
find Mr. Fogg, and apologize for his singular behaviour. 

Passepartout got up and proceeded, as well as he could 
with the roiling of the steamer, to the after-deck. He 
saw no one who resembled either liis master or Aouda. 
"Good!" muttered he; "Aouda has not got up yet, 
and Mr. Fogg has probably found some partners at 
whist." 

He descended to the saloon. Mr. Fogg was not there. 
Passepartout had only, liowever, to ask the purser the 
number of his master's state-room. The purser replied 
that he did not know any passenger by the name of Fogg. 

"I beg your pardon," said Passepartout persistently. 
" He is a tall gentleman, quiet, and not very talkative, and 
has with him a young lady — " 

"There is no young lady on board," interrupted the 



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purser. " Here is a list of the passengers ; you may see 
for yourself." 

Passepartout scanned the list, but his master's name was 
not upon it. All at once an idea struck him. 

^' Ah ! am I on the ' Carnatic ?' " 

*'Yes." 

" On the way to Yokohama V 

" Certainly." 

Passepartout had for an instant feared that he was on 
the wrong boat ; but, though he was really on the " Car- 
natic," his master was not there. 

He fell thunderstruck on a seat. He saw it all now. 
He remembered that the time of sailing had been changed, 
that he should have informed his master of that fact, and 
that he had not done so. It was his fault, then, that 
Mr. Fogg and Aouda had missed the steamer. Yes, but it 
was still more the fault of the traitor who, in order to 
separate him from his master, and detain the latter at 
Hong Kong, had inveigled him into getting drunk ! He 
now saw the detective's trick ; and at this moment Mr. 
Fogg was certainly ruined, his bet was lost, and he himself 
perhaps arrested and imprisoned ! At this thought Passe- 
partout tore his hair. Ah, if Fix ever came within his 
reach, what a settling of accounts there would be ! 

After his first depression. Passepartout became calm.er, 
and began to study his situation. It was certainly not an 

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enviable one. He found himself on the way to Japan, and 
what should he do when he got there ? His pocket was 
empty ; he had not a solitary shilling — not so much as a 
penny. His passage had fortunately been paid for in ad- 
vance ; and he had five or six days in which to decide 
upon his future course. He fell to at meals with an 
appetite, and ate for Mr. Fogg, Aou'da, and himself. He 
helped himself as generously as if Japan were a desert, 
where nothing to eat was to be looked for. 

At dawn on the 13th the "Carnatic" entered the port of 
Yokohama. This is an important way-station in the 
Pacific, where all the mail-steamers, and those carrying 
travellers between North America, China, Japan, and 
the Oriental islands, put in. It is situated in the bay 
of Yeddo, and at but a short distance from that second 
capital of the Japanese Empire, and the residence of the 
Tycoon, the civil Emperor, before the Mikado, the spiritual 
Emperor, absorbed his office in his own. The " Carnatic " 
anchored at the quay near the custom-house, in the midst 
of a crowd of ships bearing the flags of all nations. 

Passepartout went timidly ashore on this so curious 
territory of the Sons of the Sun. He had nothing better 
to do than, taking chance for his guide, to wander aim- 
lessly through the streets of Yokohama. He found himself 
at first in a thoroughly European quarter, the houses 
having low fronts, and being adorned with verandas. 



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beneath which he caught gHmpses of neat peristyles. This 
quarter occupied, with its streets, squares, docks and ware- 
houses, all the space between the "promontory of the 
Treaty" and the river. Here, as at Hong Kong and 
Calcutta, were mixed crowds of all races,— Americans and 
English, Chinamen and Dutchmen, mostly merchants ready 
to buy or sell anything. The Frenchman felt himself as 
much alone among them as if he had dropped down in the 
midst of Hottentots. 

He had, at least, one resource, — to call on the French 
and English consuls at Yokohama for assistance. But he 
shrank from telling the story of his adventures, intimately 
connected as it was with that of his master : and, before 
doing so, he determined to exhaust all other means of aid. 
As chance did not favour him in the European quarter, he 
penetrated that inhabited by the native Japanese, deter- 
mined, if necessary, to push on to Yeddo. 

The Japanese quarter of Yokohama is called Benten, 
after the goddess of the sea, who is worshipped on the 
islands round about. There Passepartout beheld beautiful 
fir and cedar groves, sacred gates of a singular architecture, 
bridges half hid in the midst of bamboos and reeds, temples 
shaded by immense cedar-trees, holy retreats where were 
sheltered Buddhist priests and sectaries of Confucius, and 
interminable streets, where a perfect harvest of rose-tinted 
and red-cheeked children, who looked as If t!:cy had 

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I So AROUND THE WORLD IN EIGIITV DAYS. 

been cut out of Japanese screens, and who were play- 
ing in the midst of short-legged poodles and yellowish 
cats, might have been gathered. 

The streets were crowded with people. Priests were 
passing in processions, beating their dreary tambourines ; 
police and custom-house officers with pointed hats encrusted 
with lac, and carr^'ing two sabres hung to their waists ; 
soldiers, clad in blue cotton with white stripes, and bearing 
guns ; the Mikado's guards, enveloped in silken doublets, 
hauberks, and coats of mail ; and numbers of military folk 
of all ranks — for the military profession is as much respected 
in Japan as it is despised in China — went hither and thither 
in groups and pairs. Passepartout saw% too, begging friars, 
long-robed pilgrims, and simple civilians, with their warped 
and jet-black hair, big heads, long busts, slender legs, short 
stature, and complexions varying from copper-colour to a 
dead white, but never yellow, like the Chinese, from whom 
the Japanese widely differ. He did not fail to observe the 
curious equipages, — carriages and palanquins, barrows sup- 
plied with sails, and litters made of bamboo ; nor the 
women — whom he thought not especially handsome, — who 
took little steps with their little feet, whereon they wore 
canvas shoes, straw sandals, and clogs of w^orked wood, 
and who displayed tight-looking eyes, flat chests, teeth 
fashionably blackened, and gowns crossed w^ith silken 
scarfs, tied in an enormous knot behind, — an ornament 



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which the modern Parisian ladies seem to have borrowed 
from the dames of Japan. 

Passepartout wandered for several hours in the midst of 
tliis motley crowd, looking in at the windows of the rich 
and curious shops, the jewellery establishments glittering 
with quaint Japanese ornaments, the restaurants decked 
with streamers and banners, the tea-houses, where the 
odorous beverage was being drunk with " saki," a liquor 
concocted from the fermentation of rice, and the comfort- 
able smoking-houses, where they were puffing, not opium, 
which is almost unknown in Japan, but a very fine, stringy 
tobacco. He went on till he found himself in the fields, in 
the midst of vast rice plantations. There he saw dazzling 
camelias expanding themselves, with flowers which were 
giving forth their last colours and perfumes, not on bushes, 
but on trees ; and within bamboo enclosures, cherry, plum, 
and apple trees, which the Japanese cultivate rather for 
their blossoms than their fruit, and which queerly-fashioned 
grinning scarescrows protected from the sparrows, pigeons, 
ravens, and other voracious birds. On the branches of the 
cedars were perched large eagles ; amid the foliage of the 
weeping willows were herons, solemnly standing on one 
leg; and on every hand were crows, ducks, hawks, wild 
birds, and a multitude of cranes, which the Japanese con- 
sider sacred, and which to their minds symbolize long life 
and prosperity. 



l82 AROUND THE WORLD IN KIOllTV DAYS. 

As he was strolling- along, Passepartout espied some 
violets among the shrubs. 

" Good !" said he; " I'll have some supper." 

But, on smelling them, he found that they were odourless. 

" No chance there," thought he. 

The worthy fellow had certainly taken good care to eat 
as hearty a breakfast as possible before leaving the " Car-* 
natic;" but as he had been walking about all day, the 
demands of hunger were becoming importunate. He ob- 
served that the butchers' stalls contained neither mutton, 
goat, nor pork ; and knowing also that it is a sacrilege to 
kill cattle, which are preserved solely for farming, he made up 
his mind that meat was far from plentiful in Yokohama, — • 
nor was he mistaken ; and in default of butcher's meat; 
he could have wished for a quarter of wild boar or deer, a 
partridge, or some quails, some game or fish, which, with 
rice, the Japanese eat almost exclusively. But he found it 
necessary to keep up a stout heart, and to postpone the 
meal he craved till the following morning. Night came, 
and Passepartout re-entered the native quarter, where 
he wandered through the streets, lit by vari-coloured 
lanterns, looking on at the dancers who were executing" 
skilful steps and boundings, and the astrologers who stood 
in the open air with their telescopes. Then he came to 
the harbour, which was lit up by the rosin torches of the 
fishermen, who were fishing from their boats. . ^ 




NIGHT CAME ON', AND PASSErAETOFT KETURNED TO THE TOWN. 

[Prrap 182. 



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The streets at last became quiet, and the patrol, the 
officers of which, in their splendid costumes, and sur- 
rounded by their suites, Passepartout thought seemed like 
ambassadors, succeeded the bustling crowd. Each time a 
company passed. Passepartout chuckled, and said to him- 
self, " Good ! another Japanese embassy departing for 
Europe !" 



1 84 AROUND THE WORLD IN EIGHTY DAYS. 



CHAPTER XXIII. 

IN \VHICH passepartout's NOSE BECOMES OUT- 
RAGEOUSLY LONG. 

The next morning poor, jaded, famished Passepartout said 
to himself that he must get something to eat at all hazards, 
and the sooner he did so the better. He might, indeed, sell 
his watch ; but he would have starved first. Now or never 
he must use the strong, if not melodious voice which nature 
had bestowed upon him. He knew several French and 
English songs, and resolved to try them upon the Japanese, 
who must be lovers of music, since they were for ever 
pounding on their cymbals, tam-tams, and tambourines, 
and could not but appreciate European talent. 

It was, perhaps, rather early in the morning to get up a 
concert, and the audience, prematurely aroused from their 
slumbers, might not, possibly, pay their entertainer with 
coin bearing the Mikado's features. Passepartout therefore 
decided to wait several hours ; and, as he was sauntering 




PASSEPAETOUT WENT OUT MUFFLED TIP IN AN OLD JAPANESE liOBE 

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along, it occurred to him that he would seem rather too 
well dressed for a wandering artist. The idea struck him 
to change his garments for clothes more in harmony with 
his project ; by which he might also get a little money to 
satisfy the immediate cravings of hunger. The resolution 
taken, it remained to carry it out. 

It was only after a long search that Passepartout dis- 
covered a native dealer in old clothes, to whom he applied 
for an exchange. The man liked the European costume, 
and ere long Passepartout issued from his shop accoutred 
in an old Japanese coat, and a sort of one-sided turban, 
faded with long use. A few small pieces of silver, more- 
over, jingled in his pocket. 

" Good ! " thought he. " I will Imagine I am at the 
Carnival !" 

His first care, after being thus "Japanesed," was to 
enter a tea-house of modest appearance, and, upon half a 
bird and a little rice, to breakfast like a man for whom 
dinner was as yet a problem to be solved. 

" Now," thought he, when he had eaten heartily, " I 
mustn't lose my head. I can't sell this costume again for 
one still more Japanese. I must consider how to leave this 
country of the Sun, of which I shall not retain the most 
delightful of memories, as quickly as possible." 

It occurred to him to visit the steamers which were 
about to leave for America. He would offer himself as a 



1 86 AROUND THE WORLD IX EICillTY DAYS. 

cook or servant, In payment of his passage and meals. 
Once at San Francisco, he would find some means of going- 
on. The difficulty was, how to traverse the four thousand 
seven hundred miles of the Pacific which lay between 
Japan and the New World. 

Passepartout was not the man to let an idea go beggino-^ 
and directed his steps towards the docks. But, as he 
approached them, his project, which at first had seemed so 
simple, began to grow more and more formidable to his 
mind. What need would they have of a cook or servant 
on an American steamer, and what confidence would they 
put in him, dressed as he was ^ What references could he 
give } 

As he was reflecting in this wise, his eyes fell upon an 
immense placard which a sort of clown was carrying 
through the streets. This placard, which was in English, 
read as follows : — 

"ACROBATIC JAPANESE TROUPE, 

HONOURABLE WILLIAM BATULCAR, PROPRIETOR, 

LAST REPRESENTATIONS, 

PRIOR TO TPIEIR DEPARTURE FOR THE UNITED STATES 

OF THE 
• LONG NOSES ! LONG NOSES ! 
UNDER THE DIRECT PATRONAGE OF THE GOD TINGOU ! 
GREAT ATTRACTION ! " : 



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"The United States!" said Passepartout; "that's just 
what I want!'* 

He followed the clown, and soon found himself once 
more in the Japanese quarter. A quarter of an hour later 
he stopped before a large cabin, adorned with several 
clusters of streamers, the exterior walls of which were 
designed to represent, in violent colours and without per- 
spective, a company of jugglers. 

This was the Honourable William Batulcar's establish- 
ment. That gentleman was a sort of Barnum, the director 
of a troupe of mountebanks, jugglers, clow^ns, acrobats, 
equilibrists, and gymnasts, who, according to the placard, 
was giving his last performances before leaving the Empire 
of the Sun for the States of the Union. 
. Passepartout entered and asked for Mr. Batulcar, who 
straightway appeared in person. 

''What do you want .^" said he to Passepartout, whom 
he at first took for a native. 

"Would you like a servant, sir.^" asked Passepartout. 

"A servant!" cried Mr. Batulcar, caressing the thick 
gray beard which hung from his chin. " I already have 
two who are obedient and faithful, have never left me, and 
serve me for their nourishment, — and here they are," added 
he, holding out his two robust arms, furrowed with veins 
as large as the strings of a bass-viol. 

" So I can be of no use to you ?" 



1 88 AROUND THE WORLD IX EIGHTY DAYS. 

"None." 

" The devil ! I should so like to cross the Pacific with you ! " 

"Ah !" said the Honourable Mr. Batulcar. "You are no 
more a Japanese than I am a monkey ! Why are you 
dressed up in that way }" 

" A man dresses as he can." 

" That's true. You are a Frenchman, aren't you ?" 

" Yes ; a Parisian of Paris." 

" Then you ought to know how to make grimaces ?" 

" Why," replied Passepartout, a little vexed that his 
nationality should cause this question, "we Frenchmen 
know how to make grimaces, it is true, — but not any better 
than the Americans do." 

'' True. Well, if I can't take you as a servant, I can as 
a clown. You see, my friend, in France they exhibit 
foreign clowns, and in foreign parts French clowns." 

"Ah!" 

^' You are pretty strong, eh .^" 

" Especially after a good meal." 

" And you can sing .'*" 

"Yes," returned Passepartout, who had formerly been 
wont to sing in the streets. 

" But can you sing standing on your head,with a top spin- 
ning on your left foot, and a sabre balanced on your right .'*" 

" Humph ! I think so," replied Passepartout, recalling the 
exercises of his younger days. 



AROUND THE WORLD IN EIGHTY DAYS. 1 89 

"Well, that's enough," said the Honourable William 
Batulcar. 

The engagement was concluded there and then. 

Passepartout had at last found something to do. He 
was engaged to act in the celebrated Japanese troupe. It 
was not a very dignified position, but within a week he 
would be on his way to San Francisco. 

The performance, so noisily announced by the Honour- 
able Mr. Batulcar, was to commence at three o'clock, and 
soon the deafening instruments of a Japanese orchestra 
resounded at the door. Passepartout, though he had not 
been able to study or rehearse a part, was designated to 
lend the aid of his sturdy shoulders in the great exhibition 
of the " human pyramid," executed by the Long Noses of 
the god Tingou. This " great attraction " was to close the 
performance. 

Before three o'clock the large shed was invaded by the 
spectators, comprising Europeans and natives, Chinese and 
Japanese, men, women, and children, who precipitated 
themselves upon the narrow benches and into the boxes 
opposite the stage. The musicians took up a position 
inside, and were vigorously performing on their gongs, 
tam-tams, flutes, bones, tambourines, and immense drums. 

The performance was much like all acrobatic displays ; 
but it must be confessed that the Japanese are the first 
equilibrists in the world. 



1 90 AROUND THE WORLD IN EIGHTY DAYS. 

One, with a fan and some bits of paper, performed the 
graceful trick of the butterflies and the flowers ; another 
traced in the air, with the odorous smoke of his pipe, a 
series of blue words, which composed a compliment to the 
audience ; while a third juggled with some lighted candles, 
Avhich he extinguished successively as they passed his lips, 
and relit again without interrupting for an instant his 
juggling. Another reproduced the most singular combina- 
tions with a spinning-top ; in his hands the revolving tops 
seemed to be animated with a life of their own in their 
interminable whirling ; they ran over pipe-stems, the edges 
of sabres, wires, and even hairs stretched across the stage ; 
they turned around on the edges of large glasses, crossed 
bamboo ladders, dispersed into all the corners, and pro- 
duced strange musical effects by the combination of their 
various pitches of tone. The jugglers tossed them in the 
air, threw them like shuttlecocks with wooden battledores, 
and yet they kept on spinning ; they put them into their 
pockets, and took them out still whirling as before. 

It is useless to describe the astonishing performances of 
the acrobats and gymnasts. The turning on ladders, poles, 
balls, barrels, &c., was executed with wonderful precision. 

But the principal attraction was the exhibition of the 
Long Noses, a show to which Europe is as yet a stranger. 

The Long Noses form a peculiar company, under the 
direct patronage of the god Tingou. Attired after the 



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fashion of the Middle Ages_, they bore upon their shoulders 
a splendid pair of wings ; but what especially distinguished 
them was the long noses which were fastened to their faces, 
and the uses which they made of them. These noses were 
made of bamboo, and were five, six, and even ten feet long, 
some straight, others curved, some ribboned, and some 
having imitation warts upon them. It was upon these 
appendages, fixed tightly on their real noses, that they 
performed their gymnastic exercises. A dozen of these 
sectaries of Tingou lay flat upon their backs, while others, 
dressed to represent lightning-rods, came and frolicked on 
their noses, jumping from one to another, and performing 
the most skilful leapings and somersaults. 

As a last scene, a " human pyramid " had , been an- 
nounced, in which fifty Long Noses were to represent the 
Car of Juggernaut. But, instead of forming a pyramid by 
mounting each other's shoulders, the artists were to group 
themselves on top of the noses. It happened that the per- 
former who had hitherto formed the base of the Car had 
quitted the troupe, and as, to fill this part, only strength 
and adroitness were necessary. Passepartout had been 
chosen to take his place. 

The poor fellow really felt sad when — melancholy re- 
miniscence of his youth ! — he donned his costume, adorned 
with vari-coloured wings, and fastened to his natural 
feature a false nose six feet long. But he cheered up when 



192 AROUND THE WORLD IN EIGHTY DAYS. 

he thought that this nose was winning him something to 
eat. 

He went upon the stage, and took his place beside the 
rest who were to compose the base of the Car of Jugger- 
naut. They all stretched themselves on the floor, their 
noses pointing to the ceiling. A second group of artists 
disposed themselves on these long appendages, then a third 
above these, then a fourth, until a human monument reach- 
ing to the very cornices of the theatre soon arose on top of 
the noses. This elicited loud applause, in the midst of 
which the orchestra was just striking up a deafening air, 
when the pyramid tottered, the balance was lost, one of the 
lower noses vanished from the pyramid, and the human 
monument was shattered like a castle built of cards ! 

It was Passepartout's fault. Abandoning his position, 
clearing the footlights without the aid of his wings, and 
clambering up to the right-hand gallery, he fell at the feet 
of one of the spectators, crying, "Ah, my master! my 
master !" 

" You here } " 

" Myself." 

"Very well; then let us go to the steamer, young 
man!" 

Mr. Fogg, Aouda, and Passepartout passed through the 
lobby of the theatre to the outside, where they encountered 
the Honourable Mr. Batulcar, furious with rage. He 




THE MONUMENT COLLAPSED LIEE A CASTLE OF CAEDS. 



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demanded damages for the " breakage " of the pyramid ; 
and Phileas Fogg appeased him by giving him a handful 
of bank-notes. 

At half-past six, the very hour of departure, Mr. Fogg 
and Aouda, followed by Passepartout, vi^ho in his hurry 
had retained his wings, and nose six feet long, stepped 
upon the American steamer. 



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CHAPTER XXIV. 

DURING WHICH MR. FOGG AND PARTY CROSS THE 
PACIFIC OCEAN. 

What happened when the pilot-boat came in sight of 
Shanghai will be easily guessed. The signals made by the 
** Tankadere" had been seen by the captain of the Yokohama 
steamer, who, espying the flag at half-mast, had directed 
his course towards the little craft. Phileas Fogg, after 
paying the stipulated price of his passage to John Bunsby, 
and rewarding that worthy with the additional sum of five 
hundred and fifty pounds, ascended the steamer with 
Aouda and Fix ; and they started at once for Nagasaki 
and Yokahama. 

They reached their destination on the morning of the 
14th of November. Phileas Fogg lost no time in going on 
board the " Carnatic," where he learned, to Aouda's great 
delight — and perhaps to his own, though he betrayed no 
emotion — that Passepartout, a Frenchman, had really 
arrived on her the day before. 




FOLLOWED BY PASSEPAETOUT WITH THE WINGS ON niS BACK. 

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The San Francisco steamer was announced to leave that 
very evening, and it became necessary to find Passepartout, 
if possible, without delay. Mr. Fogg applied in vain to the 
French and English consuls, and, after wandering through 
the streets a long time, began to despair of finding his 
missing servant. Chance, or perhaps a kind of presenti- 
ment, at last led him into the Honourable Mr. Batulcar's 
theatre. He certainly would not have recognized Passe- 
partout In the eccentric mountebank's costume ; but the 
latter, lying on his back, perceived^ his master in the 
gallery. He could not help starting, which so changed the 
position of his nose as to bring the " pyramid " pell-mell 
upon the stage. 

All this Passepartout learned from Aouda, who recounted 
to him what had taken place on the voyage from Hong 
Kong to Shanghai on the " Tankadere," in company with 
one Mr. Fix. 

Passepartout did not change countenance on hearing 
this name. He thought that the time had not yet arrived 
to divulge to his master what had taken place between the 
detective and himself ; and in the account he gave of his 
absence, he sim.ply ex(iused himself for having been over- 
taken by drunkenness, in smoking opium at a tavern in 
Hong Kong. 

Mr. Fogg heard this narrative coldly, without a word ; 
and then furnished his man with funds necessary to obtain 

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clothing- more in harmony with his position. Within an 
hour the Frenchman had cut off his nose and parted with 
his wings, and retained nothing about him which recalled 
the sectary of the god Tingou. 

The steamer which was about to depart from Yokohama 
to San Francisco belonged to the Pacific Mail Steamship 
Company, and was named the " General Grant." She was 
a large paddle-wheel steamer of two thousand five hun- 
dred tons, well equipped and very fast. The massive 
walking-beam rose and fell above the deck ; at one end a 
piston-rod worked up and down ; and at the other was a 
connecting-rod which, in changing the rectilinear motion to 
a circular one, was directly connected with the shaft of 
the paddles. The " General Grant " was rigged with three 
masts, giving a large capacity for sails, and thus materially 
aiding the steam power. By making twelve miles an hour, 
she would cross the ocean in twenty-one days. Phileas Fogg 
was therefore justified in hoping that he would reach San 
Francisco by the 2nd of December, New York by the nth, 
and London on the 20th, — thus gaining several hours on 
the fatal date of the 21st of December. 

There was a full complement of passengers on board, 
among them English, many Americans, a large number of 
Coolies on their way to California, and several East Indian 
officers, who were spending their vacation in making the 
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voyage ; the steamer, sustained on its large paddles, rolled 
but little, and the ''Pacific" almost justified its name. 
Mr. Fogg was as calm and taciturn as ever. His young 
companion felt herself more and more attached to him by 
other ties than gratitude ; his silent but generous nature 
impressed her more than she thought ; and it was almost 
unconsciously that she yielded to emotions which did not 
seem to have the least effect upon her protector. Aouda 
took the keenest interest in his plans, and became im- 
patient at any incident which seemed likely to retard his 
journey. 

She often chatted with Passepartout, who did not fail to 
perceive the state of the lady's heart ; and, being the most 
faithful of domestics, he never exhausted his eulogies of 
Phileas Fogg's honesty, generosity, and devotion. He took 
pains to calm Aouda's doubts of a successful termination 
of the journey, telling her that the most difficult part of it 
had passed, that now they were beyond the fantastic 
countries of Japan and China, and were fairly on their way 
to civilized places again. A railway train from San Fran- 
cisco to New York, and a transatlantic steamer from New 
York to Liverpool, would doubtless bring them to the end 
of this impossible journey round the world within the 
period agreed upon. 

On the ninth day after leaving Yokohama, Phileas P^ogg 
had traversed exactly one half of the terrestrial globe. The 



198 AROUND THE WORLD IN EIGHTY DAYS. 

"General Grant" passed, on the 23rd of November, the 
one hundred and eightieth meridian, and was at the very an- 
tipodes of London. Mr. Fogg had, it is true, exhausted fifty- 
two of the eighty days in which he was to complete the tour, 
and there were only twenty-eight left. But, though he was 
only half-way by the difference of meridians, he had really 
gone over two-thirds of the whole journey; for he had been 
obliged to make long circuits from London to Aden, from 
Aden to Bombay, from Calcutta to Singapore, and from 
Singapore to Yokohama. Could he have followed without 
deviation the fiftieth parallel, which is that of London, the 
whole distance would only have been about twelve thousand 
miles; whereas he would be forced, by the irregular methods 
of locomotion, to traverse twenty- six thousand, of which 
he had, on the 23rd of November, accomplished seventeen 
thousand five hundred. And now the course was a straight 
one, and Fix was no longer there to put obstacles in their way ! 
It happened also, on the 23rd of November, that Passe- 
partout made a joyful discovery. It will be remembered 
that the obstinate fellow had insisted on keeping his famous 
family watch at London time, and on regarding that of the 
countries he had passed through as quite false and unreliable. 
Now, on this day, though he had not changed the hands, 
he found that his watch exactly agreed with the ship's 
chronometers. His triumph was hilarious. He would have 
liked to know what Fix would say if he were aboard ! 



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" The rogue told me a lot of stories," repeated Passe- 
partout, " about the meridians, the sun, and the moon ! 
Moon, indeed ! moonshine more likely ! If one listened to 
that sort of people, a pretty sort of time one would keep ! 
I was sure that the sun would some day regulate itself by 
my watch ! " 

Passepartout was ignorant that, if the face of his watch 
had been divided into twenty-four hours, like the Italian 
clocks, he would have no reason for exultation ; for the 
hands of his watch would then, instead of as now indicating 
nine o'clock in the morning, indicate nine o'clock in the 
evening, that is the twenty-first hour after midnight, — pre- 
cisely the difference between London time and that of the 
one hundred and eightieth meridian. But if Fix had been 
able to explain this purely physical effect. Passepartout would 
not have admitted, even if he had comprehended it. More- 
over, if the detective had been on board at that moment. 
Passepartout would have joined issue with him on a quite 
different subject, and in an entirely different manner. 
Where was Fix at that moment } 
He was actually on board the *' General Grant." 
On reaching Yokohama, the detective, leaving Mr. Fogg, 
whom he expected to meet again during the day, had 
repaired at once to the English consulate, where he at last 
found the warrant of arrest. It had followed him from 
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200 AROUND THE WORLD IN EIGHTY DAYS. 

Steamer he himself was supposed to be. Fix's disappoint- 
ment may be imagined when he reflected that the warrant 
w^as now useless. Mr. Fogg had left English ground, and 
it was now necessary to procure his extradition ! 

" Well," thought Fix, after a moment of anger, " my 
warrant is not good here, but it will be in England. The 
rogue evidently intends to return to his owai country, think- 
ing he has thrown the police off his track. Good ! I will 
follow him across the Atlantic. As for the money, Heaven 
grant there may be some left ! But the fellow has already 
spent in travelling, rewards, trials, bail, elephants, and all 
sorts of charges, more than five thousand pounds. Yet, 
after all, the Bank is rich ! " 

His course decided on, he went on board the " General 
Grant," and w^as there when Mr. Fogg and Aouda arrived. 
To his utter amazement_, he recognized Passepartout, 
despite his theatrical disguise. He quickly concealed him- 
self in his cabin, to avoid an awkward explanation, and 
hoped — thanks to the number of passengers — to remain 
unperceived by Mr. Fogg's servant. 

On that very day, however, he met Passepartout face to 
face on the forward deck. The latter, without a word, 
made a rush for him, grasped him by the throat, and, 
much to the amusement of a group of Americans, who 
immediately began to bet on him, administered to the 
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great superiority of French over English pugiHstic 
skill. 

When Passepartout had finished, he found himself re- 
lieved and comforted. Fix got up in a somewhat rumpled 
condition, and, looking at his adversary, coldly said, " Have 
you done ?" 

" For this time — yes." 

'' Then let me have a word with you." 

" But I—" 

" In your master's interest." 

Passepartout seemed to be vanquished by Fix's coolness, 
for he quietly followed him, and they sat down aside from 
the rest of the passengers. 

" You have given me a thrashing," said Fix. '' Good ! 
I expected it. Now, listen to me. Up to this time I have 
been Mr. Fogg's adversary. I am now in his game." 

''Aha!" cried Passepartout; "you are convinced he is 
an honest man ?" 

" No," replied Fix coldly, " I think him a rascal. Sh ! 
don't budge, and let me speak. As long as Mr. Fogg was 
on English ground, it was for my interest to detain him 
there until my warrant of arrest arrived. I did everything 
I could to keep him back. I sent the Bombay priests after 
him, I got you intoxicated at Hong Kong, I separated you 
from him, and I made him miss the Yokohama steamer." 

Passepartout listened, with closed fists. 



202 AROUND THE WORLD IN EIGHTY DAYS. 

"Now," resumed Fix, "Mr. Fogg seems to be going 
back to England. Well, I will follow him there. But 
hereafter I will do as much to keep obstacles out of his 
way as I have done up to this time to put them in his 
path. I've changed my game, you see, and simply because 
it was for my interest to change it. Your interest is the 
same as mine ; for it is only in England that you will 
ascertain whether you are in the service of a criminal or an 
honest man." 

Passepartout listened very attentively to Fix, and was 
convinced that he spoke with entire good faith. 

"Are we friends .^" asked the detective. 

" Friends ? — no," replied Passepartout ; " but allies, per- 
haps. At the least sign of treason, however, I'll twist your 
neck for you." 

" Agreed," said the detective quietly. 

Eleven days later, on the 3rd of December, the "General 
Grant " entered the bay of the Golden Gate, and reached 
San Francisco. 

Mr. Fogg had neither gained nor lost a single day. 



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CHAPTER XXV. 

IN WHICH A SLIGHT GLIMPSE IS HAD OF SAN 
FRANCISCO. 

It was seven in the morning when Mr. Fogg, Aouda, and 
Passepartout set foot upon the American continent, if this 
name can be given to the floating quay upon which they 
disembarked. These quays, rising and faUing with the 
tide, thus facihtate the loading and unloading of vessels. 
Alongside them were clippers of all sizes, steamers of all 
nationalities, and the steamboats, with several decks rising 
one above the other, which ply on the Sacramento and its 
tributaries. There were also heaped up the products of a 
commerce which extends to Mexico, Chili, Peru, Brazil, 
Europe, Asia, and all the Pacific islands. 

Passepartout, in his joy on reaching at last the American 
continent, thought he would manifest it by executing a 
perilous vault in fine style ; but, tumbling upon some 
worm-eaten planks, he fell through them. Put out of 



204 AROUND THE WORLD IN EIGHTV DAYS. 

countenance by the manner in which he thus " set foot " 
upon the New World, he uttered a loud cry, which so 
frightened the innumerable cormorants and pelicans that 
are always perched upon these movable quays, that they 
flew noisily away. 

Mr. Fogg, on reaching shore, proceeded to find out at 
what hour the first train left for New York, and learned 
that this was at six o'clock p.m. ; he had, therefore, an 
entire day to spend in the Californian capital. Taking a 
carriage at a charge of three dollars, he and Aouda entered 
it, while Passepartout mounted the box beside the driver, 
and they set out for the International Hotel. 

From his exalted position Passepartout observed with 
much curiosity the wide streets, the low, evenly ranged 
houses, the Anglo-Saxon Gothic churches, the great docks, 
the palatial wooden and brick warehouses, the numerous 
conveyances, omnibuses, horse-cars, and upon the side- 
walks, not only Americans and Europeans, but Chinese 
and Indians. Passepartout was surprised at all he saw. 
San Francisco was no longer the legendary city of 1849, — 
a city of banditti, assassins, and incendiaries, who had 
flocked hither in crowds in pursuit of plunder ; a paradise 
of outlaws, where they gambled with gold-dust, a revolver 
in one hand and a bowie-knife in the other : it was now a 
great commercial emporium. 

The lofty tower of its City Hall overlooked the whole 




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panorama of the streets and avenues, which cut each other 
at right angles, and in the midst of which appeared 
pleasant, verdant squares, while beyond appeared the 
Chinese quarter, seemingly imported from the Celestial 
Empire in a toy-box. Sombreros and red shirts and 
plumed Indians were rarely to be seen ; but there were 
silk hats and black coats everywhere worn by a multitude 
of nervously active, gentlemanly-looking men. Some of 
the streets — especially Montgomery Street, which is to 
San Francisco what Regent Street is to London, the 
Boulevard des Italiens to Paris, and Broadway to New 
York — were lined with splendid and spacious stores, which 
exposed in their windows the products of the entire world. 
When Passepartout reached the International Hotel, it 
did not seem to him as if he had left England at all. 

The ground floor of the hotel was occupied by a large 
bar, a sort of restaurant freely open to all passers-by, who 
might partake of dried beef, oyster soup, biscuits, and 
cheese, without taking out their purses. Payment was 
made only for the ale, porter, or sherry which was drunk. 
This seemed "very American" to Passepartout. The 
hotel refreshment-rooms were comfortable, and Mr. Fogg 
and Aouda, installing themselves at a table, were abun- 
dantly served on diminutive plates by negroes of darkest 
hue. 

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206 AROUND THE WORLD IN EIGHTY DAYS. 

started for the English consulate to have his passport 
visaed. As he was going out, he met Passepartout, who 
asked him if it would not be well, before taking the train, 
to purchase some dozens of Enfield rifles and Colt's re- 
volvers. He had been listening to stories of attacks upon 
the trains by the Sioux and Pawnees. Mr. Fogg thought 
it a useless precaution, but told him to do as he thought 
best, and went on to the consulate. 

He had not proceeded two hundred steps, however, 
when, ^' by the greatest chance in the world," he met Fix. 
The detective seemed wholly taken by surprise. What ! 
Had Mr. Fogg and himself crossed the Pacific together, 
and not met on the steamer ! At least Fix felt honoured 
to behold once more the gentleman to whom he owed 
so much, and as his business recalled him to Europe, 
he should be delighted to continue the journey in such 
pleasant company. 

Mr. Fogg replied that the honour would be his ; and the 
detective — who was determined not to lose sight of him — 
begged permission to accompany them in their walk about 
San Francisco — a request which Mr. Fogg readily granted. 

They soon found themselves in Montgomery Street, 
where a great crowd was collected ; the side-walks, street, 
horse-car rails, the shop-doors, the windows of the houses, 
and even the roofs, were full of people. Men were going 
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floating in the wind ; while loud cries were heard on every 
hand. 

''Hurrah for Camerfield !" 

"Hurrah for Mandiboy !" 

It w^as a poHtical meeting ; at least so Fix conjectured, 
who said to Mr. Fogg, " Perhaps we had better not mingle 
with the crowd. There may be danger in it." 

" Yes," returned Mr. Fogg ; " and blows, even if they 
are political, are still blows." 

Fix smiled at this remark ; and in order to be able to 
see without being jostled about, the party took up a posi- 
tion on the top of a flight of steps situated at the upper 
end of Montgomery Street. Opposite them, on the other 
side of the street, between a coal wharf and a petroleum 
warehouse, a large platform had been erected in the open 
air, towards which the current of the crowd seemed to be 
directed. 

For what purpose was this meeting.'' What was the 
occasion of this excited assemblage ? Phileas Fogg could 
not imagine. Was it to nominate some high oflicial — a 
governor or member of Congress } It was not improbable, 
so agitated was the multitude before them. 

Just at this moment there was an unusual stir in the 
human mass. All the hands were raised in the air. Some, 
tightly closed, seemed to disappear suddenly in the midst 
of the cries — an energetic Avay, no doubt, of casting a vote. 



208 AROUND THE WORLD IX EIGHTY DAYS. 

The crowd swayed back, the banners and flags wavered, 
disappeared an instant, then reappeared in tatters. The 
undulations of the human serge reached the steps, while all 
the heads floundered on the surface like a sea agitated by 
a squall. Many of the black hats disappeared, and the 
greater part of the crowd seemed to have diminished in 
height. 

'*It is evidently a meeting," said Fix, *'and its object 
must be an exciting one. I should not wonder if it were 
about the * Alabama,' despite the fact that that question 
is settled." 

*' Perhaps," replied Mr. Fogg simply. 

" At least, there are two champions in presence of each 
other, the Honourable Mr. Camerfield and the Honourable 
Mr. Mandiboy." 

Aouda, leaning upon Mr. Fogg's arm, observed the 
tumultuous scene with surprise, while Fix asked a man 
near him what the cause of it all was. Before the man 
could reply, a fresh agitation arose ; hurrahs and excited 
shouts were heard ; the staffs of the banners began to be 
used as offensive weapons ; and fists flew about in every 
direction. Thumps were exchanged from the tops of the 
carriages and omnibuses which had been blocked up in the 
crowd. Boots and shoes went whirling through the air, 
and Mr. Fogg thought he even heard the crack of revolvers 
mingling in the din. The rout approached the stairway. 




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and flowed over the lower step. One of the parties had 
evidently been repulsed ; but the mere lookers-on could 
not tell whether Mandiboy or Camerfield had gained the 
upper hand. 

" It would be prudent for us to retire," said Fix, who 
was anxious that Mr. Fogg should not receive any injury, 
at least until they got back to London. '' If there is any 
question about England in all this, and we were recognized, 
I fear it would go hard with us." 

"An English subject — " began Mr. Fogg. 

He did not finish his sentence ; for a terrific hubbub now 
arose on the terrace behind the flight of steps where they 
stood, and there were frantic shouts of, " Hurrah for Man- 
diboy ! Hip, hip, hurrah !" 

It was a band of voters coming to the rescue of their 
aUies, and taking the Camerfield forces in flank. Mr. Fogg, 
Aouda, and Fix found themselves between two fires ; it 
was too late to escape. The torrent of men, armed with 
loaded canes and sticks, was irresistible. Phileas Fogg 
and Fix were roughly hustled in their attempts to protect 
their fair companion ; the former, as cool as ever, tried to 
defend himself with the weapons which nature has placed 
at the end of every Englishman's arm, but in vain. A big 
brawny fellow with a red beard, flushed face, and broad 
shoulders, who seemed to be the chief of the band, raised 
his clenched fist to strike ]\Ir. Fogg, whom he would have 

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given a crushing blow, had nOt Fix rushed in and received 
it in his stead. An enormoijs bruise immediately made its 
appearance under the detective's silk hat, which was com- 
pletely smashed in. 

''Yankee !" exclaimed Mr. Fogg, darting a contemptuous 
look at the ruffian. 

"Englishman!" returned the other. "We will meet 
again !" 

" When you please." 

"What is your name }" 

'' Phileas Fogg. And you^s .?" 

" Colonel Stamp Proctor." 

The human tide now sw^pt by, after overturning Fix, 
who speedily got upon his fe^t again, though with tattered 
clothes. Happily, he was i^ot seriously hurt. His travel- 
ling overcoat was divided ir^to two unequal parts, and his 
trousers resembled those of" certain Indians, which fit less 
compactly than they are e^sy to put on. Aouda had 
escaped unharmed, and Fix alone bore marks of the fray 
in his black and blue bruise. 

" Thanks," said Mr. Fogg to the detective, as soon as 
they were out of the crowd. 

"No thanks are neces<5ary," rephed Fix; "but let 

us go." 

"Where.?" 

" To a tailor's." 



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Such a visit was, indeed, opportune. The clothing of 
both Mr. Fogg and Fix was in rags, as if they had them- 
selves been actively engaged in the contest between Camcr- 
field and Mandiboy. An hour after, they were once more 
suitably attired, and with Aouda returned to the Interna- 
tional Hotel. 

Passepartout was waiting for his master, armed with 
half a dozen six-barrelled revolvers. When he perceived 
Fix, he knit his brows ; but Aouda having, in a few words, 
told him of their adventure, his countenance resumed its 
placid expression. Fix evidently was no longer an enemy, 
but an ally ; he was faithfully keeping his word. 

Dinner over, the coach which was to convey the pas- 
sengers and their luggage to the station drew up to the 
door. As he was getting in, Mr. Fogg said to Fix, " You 
have not seen this Colonel Proctor again .?" 

"No." 

*' I will come back to America to find him," said Phileas 
Fogg calmly. '' It would not be right for an Englishman 
to permit himself to be treated in that way, without 
retaliating." 

The detective smiled, but did not reply. It was clear 
that Mr. Fogg was one of those Englishmen who, while 
they do not tolerate duelling at home, fight abroad when 
their honour is attacked. 

At a quarter before six the travellers reached the station, 

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and found the train ready to depart. As he was about to 
enter it, Mr. Fogg called a porter, and said to him, " My 
friend, was there not some trouble to-day in San Fran- 
cisco .''" 

" It was a political meeting, sir," replied the porter. 

" But I thought there was a great deal of disturbance in 
the streets." 

" It was only a meeting assembled for an election." 

"The election of a general-in-chief, no doubt .'^" asked 
Mr. Fogg. 

" No, sir ; of a justice of the peace." 

Phileas Fogg got into the train, which started off at full 
speed. 



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CHAPTER XXVI. 

IN WHICH PHILEAS FOGG AND PARTY TRAYEL BY THE 
PACIFIC RAILROAD. 

'' From ocean to ocean," — so say the Americans ; and 
these four words compose the general designation of the 
"great trunk hne" which crosses the entire width of the 
United States. The Pacific Railroad is, however, really- 
divided into two distinct lines : the Central Pacific, between 
San Francisco and Ogden, and the Union Pacific, between 
Ogden and Omaha. Five main lines connect Omaha with 
New York. 

New York and San Francisco are thus united by an 
uninterrupted metal ribbon, which measures no less than 
three thousand seven hundred and eighty-six miles. Be- 
tween Omaha and the Pacific the railway crosses a territory 
which is still infested by Indians and wild beasts, and a 
large tract which the IMormons, after they were driven from 
Illinois in 1845, began to colonize. 



214 AROUND THE WORLD IN EIGHTY DAYS. 

The journey from New York to San Francisco con- 
sumed, formerly, under the most favourable conditions, 
at least six months. It is now accomplished in seven 
days. 

It was in 1862 that, in spite of the Southern Members 
of Congress, who wished a more southerly route, it was 
decided to lay the road between the forty-first and forty- 
second parallels. President Lincoln himself fixed the end 
of the line at Omaha, in Nebraska. The work was at once 
commenced, and pursued with true American energy ; nor 
did the rapidity with which it went on injuriously affect its 
good execution. The road grew, on the prairies, a mile 
and a half a day. A locomotive, running on the rails laid 
down the evening before, brought the rails to be laid on 
the morrow, and advanced upon them as fast as they were 
put in position. 

The Pacific Railroad is joined by several branches in 
Iowa, Kansas, Colorado, and Oregon. On leaving Omaha, 
it passes along the left bank of the Platte River as far as 
the junction of its northern branch, follows its southern 
branch, crosses the Laramie territory and the Wahsatch 
Mountains, turns the Great Salt Lake, and reaches Salt 
Lake City, the Mormon capital, plunges into the Tuilla 
Valley, across the American Desert, Cedar and Humboldt 
Mountains, the Sierra Nevada, and descends, via Sacra- 
mento, to the Pacific, — its grade, even on the Rocky 




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Mountains, never exceeding one hundred and twelve feet 
to the mile. 

Such was the road to be traversed in seven days, which 
would enable Phileas Fogg — at least, so he hoped — to take 
the Atlantic steamer at New York on the nth for Liver- 
pool. 

The car which he occupied was a sort of long omnibus 
on eight wheels, and with no compartments in the interior. 
It was supplied with two rows of seats, perpendicular to 
the direction of the train on either side of an aisle which 
conducted to the front and rear platforms. These plat- 
forms were found throughout the train, and the passengers 
were able to pass from one end of the train to the other. 
It was supplied with saloon cars, balcony cars, restaurants, 
and smoking cars ; theatre cars alone were wanting, and 
they will have these some day. 

Book and news dealers, sellers of edibles, drinkables, 
and cigars, who seemed to have plenty of customers, were 
continually circulating in the aisles. 

The train left Oakland station at six o'clock. It was 
already night, cold and cheerless, the heavens being over- 
cast with clouds which seemed to threaten snow. The 
train did not proceed rapidly ; counting the stoppages, it 
did not run more than twenty miles an hour, which was a 
sufficient speed, however, to enable it to reach Omaha 
within its designated time. 



2l6 AROUND THE WORLD IN EIGHTY DAYS. 

There was but little conversation in the car, and soon 
many of the passengers were overcome with sleep. Passe- 
partout found himself beside the detective ; but he did not 
talk to him. After recent events, their relations with each 
other had grown somewhat cold ; there could no longer 
be mutual sympathy or intimacy between themx. Fix's 
manner had not changed ; but Passepartout was very 
reserved, and ready to strangle his former friend on the 
slightest provocation. 

Snow began to fall an hour after they started, a fine 
snow, however, which happily could not obstruct the train ; 
nothing could be seen from the windows but a vast, white 
sheet, against which the smoke of the locomotive had a 
grayish aspect. 

At eight o'clock a steward entered the car and announced 
that the time for going to bed had arrived ; and in a few 
minutes the car was transformed into a dormitory. The 
backs of the seats were thrown back, bedsteads carefull)r 
packed were rolled out by an ingenious system, berths 
were suddenly improvised, and each traveller had soon at 
his disposition a comfortable bed, protected from curious 
eyes by thick curtains. The sheets were clean and the 
pillows soft. It only remained to go to bed and sleep — 
which everybody did — while the train sped on across the 
State of California. 

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not very hilly. The Central Pacific, taking Sacramento for 
its starting-point, extends eastward to meet the road from 
Omaha. The line from San PVancisco to Sacramento 
runs in a north-easterly direction, along the American 
River, which empties into San Pablo Bay. The one 
hundred and twenty miles between these cities were 
accomplished in six hours, and towards midnight, while 
fast asleep, the travellers passed through Sacramento ; so 
that they saw nothing of that important place, the seat of 
the State government, with its fine quays, its broad streets, 
its noble hotels, squares, and churches. 

The train, on leaving Sacramento, and passing the 
junction, Roclin, Auburn, and Colfax, entered the range of 
the Sierra Nevada. Cisco was reached at seven in the 
morning ; and an hour later the dormitory was transformed 
into an ordinary car, and the travellers could observe the 
picturesque beauties of the mountain region through which 
they were steaming. The railway track wound in and out 
among the passes, now approaching the mountain sides, 
now suspended over precipices, avoiding abrupt angles by 
bold curves, plunging into narrow defiles, which seemed to 
have no outlet. The locomotive, its great funnel emitting 
a weird light, with its sharp bell, and its cow-catcher 
extended like a spur, mingled its shrieks and bcllowings 
with the noise of torrents and cascades, and twined its 
smoke among the branches of the gigantic pines. 



2l8 AROUND THE WORLD IX EIGHTY DAYS. 

There were few or no bridges or tunnels on the route. 
The raihvay turned around the sides of the mountains, 
and did not attempt to violate nature by taking the 
shortest cut from one point to another. 

The train entered the State of Nevada through the 
Carson valley about nine o'clock, going always north- 
easterly ; and at midday reached Reno, where there was a 
delay of twenty minutes for breakfast. 

From this point the road, running along Humboldt 
River, passed northward for several miles by its banks ; 
then it turned eastward, and kept by the river until it 
reached the Hum.boldt Range, nearly at the extreme eastern 
limit of Nevada. 

Having breakfasted, Mr. Fogg and his companions 
resumed their places in the car, and observed the varied 
landscape which unfolded itself as they passed along ; the 
vast prairies, the mountains lining the horizon, and the 
creeks with their frothy, foaming streams. Sometimes a 
great herd of buffaloes, massing together in the distance, 
seemed like a movable dam. These innumerable multi- 
tudes of ruminating beasts often form an insurmountable 
obstacle to the passage of the trains ; thousands of them 
have been seen passing over the track for hours together, 
in compact ranks. The locomotive is then forced to stop 
and wait till the road is once more clear. 

This happened, indeed, to the train in which Mr. Fogg 



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was travelling. About twelve o'clock, a troop of ten or 
twelve thousand head of buffalo encumbered the track. 
The locomotive, slackening its speed, tried to clear the way 
with its cow-catcher; but the mass of animals was too 
great. The buffaloes marched along with a tranquil gait, 
uttering now and then deafening bellowings. There was 
no use of interrupting them, for, having taken a particular 
direction, nothing can moderate and change their course ; 
it is a torrent of living flesh which no dam could contain. 

The travellers gazed on this curious spectacle from the 
platforms ; but Phileas Fogg, who had the most reason of 
all to be in a hurry, remained in his seat, and waited 
philosophically until it should please the buffaloes to get 
out of the way. 

Passepartout was furious at the delay they occasioned, 
and longed to discharge his arsenal of revolvers upon 
them. 

"What a country!" cried he. "Mere cattle stop the 
trains, and go by in a procession, just as if they were not 
impeding travel ! Parbleu ! I should like to know if Mr. 
Fogg foresaw this mishap in his programme ! And here's 
an engineer who doesn't dare to run the locomotive into 
this herd of beasts !" 

The engineer did not try to overcome the obstacle, and 
he was wise. He would have crushed the first buffaloes, 
no doubt, with the cow-catcher ; but the locomotive, how- 



220 AROUND THE WORLD IN EIGHTY DAYS. 

ever powerful, would soon have been checked, the train 
would inevitably have been thrown off the track, and would 
then have been helpless. 

The best course was to wait patiently, and regain the 
lost time by greater speed when the obstacle was removed. 
The procession of buffaloes lasted three full hours, and it 
was night before the track was clear. The last ranks of 
the herd were now passing over the rails, while the first had 
already disappeared below the southern horizon. 

It was eight o'clock when the train passed through the 
defiles of the Humboldt Range, and half-past nine when 
it penetrated Utah, the region of the Great Salt Lake, the 
singular colony of the Mormons. 




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CHAPTER XXVII. 

IN WHICH PASSEPARTOUT UNDERGOES, AT A SPEED OF 
TWENTY MILES AN HOUR, A COURSE OF MORMON 
HISTORY. 

During the night of the 5th of December, the train ran 
south-easterly for about fifty miles ; then rose an equal 
distance in a north-easterly direction, towards the Great 
Salt Lake. 

Passepartout, about nine o'clock, went out upon the 
platform to take the air. The weather was cold, the 
heavens gray, but it was not snowing. The sun's disc, 
enlarged by the mist, seemed an enormous ring of gold, 
and Passepartout was amusing himself by calculating its 
value in pounds sterling, when he was diverted from this 
interesting study by a strange-looking personage who 
made his appearance on the platform. 

This personage, who had taken the train at Elko, was 
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222 AROUND THE WORLD IN EIGHTY DAYS. 

black silk hat, a black waistcoat, black trousers, a white 
cravat, and dogskin gloves. He might have been taken 
for a clergyman. He went from one end of the train to 
the other, and affixed to the door of each car a notice 
written in manuscript. 

Passepartout approached and read one of these notices, 
which stated that Elder William Hitch, Mormon mis- 
sionary, taking advantage of his presence on train No. 48, 
would deliver a lecture on Mormonism, in car No. 117, 
from eleven to twelve o'clock ; and that he invited all 
who were desirous of being instructed concerning the 
mysteries of the religion of the " Latter Day Saints " to 
attend. 

" I'll go," said Passepartout to himself. He knew nothing 
of Mormonism except the custom of polygamy, which is 
its foundation. 

The news quickly spread through the train, which con- 
tained about one hundred passengers, thirty of whom, at 
most, attracted by the notice, esconced themselves in car 
No. 117. Passepartout took one of the front seats. 
Neither Mr. Fogg nor Fix cared to attend. 

At the appointed hour Elder William Hitch rose, and, in 
an irritated voice, as if he had already been contradicted, 
said, " I tell you that Joe Smith is a martyr, that his 
brother Hiram is a martyr, and that the persecutions of 
the United States Government against the prophets will 



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also make a martyr of Brigham Young. Who dares to say 
the contrary } " 

No one ventured to gainsay the missionary, whose 
excited tone contrasted curiously with his naturally calm 
visage. No doubt his anger arose from the hardships to 
which the Mormons were actually subjected. The govern- 
ment had just succeeded, with some difficulty, in reducing 
these independent fanatics to its rule. It had made itself 
master of Utah, and subjected that territory to the laws of 
the Union, after imprisoning Brigham Young on a charge 
of rebellion and polygamy. The disciples of the prophet 
had since redoubled their efforts, and resisted, by words at 
least, the authority of Congress. Elder Hitch, as is seen, 
was trying to make proselytes on the very railway 
trains. 

Then, emphasizing his words with his loud voice and 
frequent gestures, he related the history of the Mormons 
from Biblical times : how that, in Israel, a Mormon 
prophet of the tribe of Joseph published the annals of the 
new religion, and bequeathed them to his son Morom ; 
how, many centuries later, a translation of this precious 
book, which was written in Egyptian, was made by Joseph 
Smith, Junior, a Vermont farmer, who revealed himself as 
a mystical prophet in 1825 ; and how, in short, the celestial 
messenger appeared to him in an illuminated forest, and 
gave him the annals of the Lord. 



224 AROUND THE WORLD IN EIGHTY DAYS. 

Several of the audience, not being much interested in 
the missionary's narrative, here left the car ; but Elder 
Hitch, continuing his lecture, related how Smith, Junior, 
with his father, two brothers, and a few disciples, founded 
the church of the " Latter Day Saints," which, adopted 
not only in America, but in England, Norway and Sweden, 
and Germany, counts many artisans, as well as men 
engaged in the liberal professions, among its members ; 
how a colony was established in Ohio, a temple erected 
there at a cost of two hundred thousand dollars, and a 
town built at Kirkland ; how Smith became an enterprising 
banker, and received from a simple mummy showman a 
papyrus scroll written by Abraham and several famous 
Egyptians. 

The Elder's story became somewhat wearisome, and his 
audience grew gradually less, until it was reduced to twenty 
passengers. But this did not disconcert the enthusiast, who 
proceeded with the story of Joseph Smith's bankruptcy in 
1837, and how his ruined creditors gave him a coat of tar 
and feathers ; his reappearance some years afterwards, 
more honourable and honoured than ever, at Independence, 
Missouri, the chief of a flourishing colony of three thousand 
disciples, and his pursuit thence by outraged Gentiles, and 
retirement into the far West. 

Ten hearers only were now left, among them honest 
Passepartout, who was listening with all his ears. Thus he 




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learned that, after loiifj persecutions, Smith reappeared in 
Illinois, and in 1839 founded a community at Nauvoo, on 
the Mississippi, numbering twent}'-five thousand souls, of 
which he became mayor, chief justice, and general-in-chief ; 
that he announced himself, in 1843, as a candidate for the 
Presidency of the United States ; and that finally, being 
drawn into ambuscade at Carthage, he was thrown into 
prison, and assassinated by a band of men disguised in masks. 

Passepartout was now the only person left in the car, and 
the Elder, looking him full In the face, reminded him that, 
two years after the assassination of Joseph Smith, the 
inspired prophet, Brigham Young, his successor, left Nauvoo 
for the banks of the Great Salt Lake^ where, in the midst 
of that fertile region, directly on the route of the emigrants 
who crossed Utah on their way to California, the new 
colony, thanks to the polygamy practised by the iNIormons, 
had flourished beyond expectation. 

*'And this/' added Elder William Hitch, — ''this Is why 
the jealousy of Congress has been aroused against us ! 
Why have the soldiers of the Union invaded the soil of 
Utah .'' Why has Brigham Young, our chief, been im- 
prisoned, in contempt of all justice ? Shall we yield to 
force ? Never ! Driven from Vermont, driven from Illinois, 
driven from Ohio, driven from IMIssouri, driven from Utah, 
we shall yet find some independent territory on which to 
plant our tents. And }'ou, my brother," continued the 

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Elder, fixing his angry eye upon his single auditor, "will 
you not plant yours there, too, under the shadow of our 
flag?" 

" No ! " replied Passepartout courageously, in his turn 
retiring from the car, and leaving the Elder to preach to 
vacancy. 

During the lecture the train had been making good 
progress, and towards half-past twelve it reached the north- 
west border of the Great Salt Lake. Thence the passen- 
gers could observe the vast extent of this interior sea, 
which is also called the Dead Sea, and into which flows an 
American Jordan. It is a picturesque expanse, framed in 
lofty crags in large strata, encrusted w^ith white salt, — a 
superb sheet of water, which was formerly of larger extent 
than now, its shores having encroached with the lapse of 
time, and thus at once reduced its breadth and increased 
its depth. 

The Salt Lake, seventy miles long and thirty-five wide, 
is situated three miles eight hundred feet above the sea. 
Quite different from Lake Asphaltite, whose depression is 
twelve hundred feet below the sea, it contains considerable 
salt, and one quarter of the weight of its water is solid 
matter, its specific weight being 1170, and, after being 
distilled, looo. Fishes are of course unable to live in it, 
and those which descend through the Jordan, the Weber^ 
and other streams, soon perish. 




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The country around the lake was well cultivated, for the 
Mormons are mostly farmers ; while ranches and pens for 
domesticated animals, fields of wheat, corn, and other 
cereals, luxuriant prairies, hedges of wild rose, clumps of 
acacias and milk-wort, would have been seen six months 
later. Now the ground was covered with a thin powdering 
of snow. 

The train reached Ogden at two o'clock, where it rested 
for six hours. Mr. Fogg and his party had time to pay a 
visit to Salt Lake City, connected with Ogden by a branch 
road ; and they spent two hours in this strikingly American 
town, built on the pattern of other cities of the Union, like 
a checker-board, " with the sombre sadness of right angles," 
as Victor Hugo expresses it. The founder of the City of 
the Saints could not escape from the taste for symmetry 
which distinguishes the Anglo-Saxons. In this strange 
country, where the people are certainly not up to the level 
of their institutions, everything is done '' squarely," — cities, 
houses, and follies. 

The travellers, then, were promenading, at three o'clock, 
about the streets of the town built between the banks of 
the Jordan and the spurs of the Wahsatch Range. They 
saw few or no churches, but the prophet's mansion, the 
court-house, and the arsenal, blue-brick houses with 
verandahs and porches, surrounded by gardens bordered 
with acacias, palms, and locusts. A clay and pebble wall, 

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built in 1853, surrounded the town; and in the principal 
street were the market and several hotels adorned with 
pavilions. The place did not seem thickly populated. The 
streets were almost deserted, except in the vicinity of the 
Temple, which they only reached after having traversed 
several quarters surrounded by palisades. There were 
many women, which was easily accounted for by the 
" peculiar institution " of the Mormons ; but it must not be 
supposed that all the IMormons are polygamists. They are 
free to marry or not, as they please ; but it is worth noting 
that it is mainly the female citizens of Utah who are 
anxious to marry, as, according to the Mormon religion, 
maiden ladies are not admitted to the possession of its 
highest joys. These poor creatures seemed to be neither 
well off nor happy. Some — the more w^ell-to-do, no doubt 
— wore short, open black silk dresses, under a hood or 
modest shawl ; others were habited in Indian fashion. 

Passepartout could not behold without a certain fright 
these women, charged, in groups, with conferring happiness 
on a single Mormon. His common sense pitied, above all, 
the husband. It seemed to him a terrible thing to have to 
guide so many wives at once across the vicissitudes of life, 
and to conduct them, as it were, in a body to the Mormon 
paradise, with the prospect of seeing them in the company 
of the glorious Smith, who doubtless was the ch ief orna- 
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decidedly repelled from such a vocation, and he imagined 
— perhaps he was mistaken — that the fair ones of Salt Lake 
City cast rather alarming glances on his person. Happily, 
his stay there was but brief. At four the party found 
themselves again at the station, took their places in the 
train, and the whistle sounded for starting. Just at the 
moment, however, that the locomotive wheels began to 
move, cries of " Stop ! stop ! " were heard. 

Trains, like time and tide, stop for no one. The gentle- 
man who uttered the cries was evidently a belated JMormon. 
He was breathless with running. Happily for him, the station 
liad neither gates nor barriers. He rushed along the track, 
jumped on the rear platform of the train, and fell exhausted 
into one of the seats. 

Passepartout, who had been anxiously watching this 
amateur gymnast, approached him with lively interest, and 
learned that he had taken flight after an unpleasant domestic 
scene. 

When the IMormon had recovered his breath, Passepar- 
tout ventured to ask him politely how many wives he had ; 
for, from the manner in which he had decamped, it might 
be thought that he had twenty at least. 

" One, sir," replied the Mormon, raising his arms heaven- 
ward,—" one, and that was enough ! " 



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CHAPTER XXVIII. 

IN WHICH PASSEPARTOUT DOES NOT SUCCEED IN MAKING 
ANYBODY LISTEN TO REASON. 

The train, on leaving Great Salt Lake at Ogden, passed 
northward for an hour as far as Weber River, having com- 
pleted nearly nine hundred miles from San Francisco. From 
this point it took an easterly direction towards the jagged 
Wahsatch Mountains. It was in the section included 
between this range and the Rocky Mountains that the 
American engineers found the most formidable difficulties 
in laying the road, and that the government granted a sub- 
sidy of forty-eight thousand dollars per mile, instead of 
sixteen thousand allowed for the work done on the plains. 
But the engineers, instead of violating nature, avoided its 
difficulties by winding around, instead of penetrating the 
rocks. One tunnel only, fourteen thousand feet in length, 
was pierced in order to arrive at the great basin. 



AROUND THE WORLD IN EIGHTY DAYS. 235 

playing from Mr. Fogg. As for the detective, he was simply 
an adept, and worthy of being matched against his present 
opponent. 

"Now," thought Passepartout, "we've got him. He 
won't budge." 

At eleven in the morning the train had reached the 
dividing ridge of the waters at Bridger Pass, seven thou- 
sand five hundred and twenty-four feet above the level of 
the sea, one of the highest points attained by the track in 
crossing the Rocky Mountains. After going about two 
hundred miles, the travellers at last found themselves on 
one of those vast plains which extend to the Atlantic, and 
which nature has made so propitious for laying the iron 
road. 

On the declivity of the Atlantic basin the first streams, 
branches of the North Platte River, already appeared. 
The whole northern and eastern horizon was bounded by 
the immense semicircular curtain which is formed by the 
southern portion of the Rocky ]\Iountains, the highest 
being Laramie Peak. Between this and the railway ex- 
tended vast plains, plentifully irrigated. On the right rose 
the lower spurs of the mountainous mass which extends 
southward to the sources of the Arkansas River, one of the 
great tributaries of the Missouri. 

At half past twelve the travellers caught sight for an 
instant of P'ort Halleckj which commands that section ; 



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and ill a few more hours the Rocky Mountains were 
crossed. There was reason to hope, then, that no accident 
would mark the journey through this difficult country. 
The snow had ceased falling, and the air became crisp and 
cold. Large birds, frightened by the locomotive, rose and 
flew off in the distance. No wild beast appeared on the 
plain. It was a desert in its vast nakedness. 

After a comfortable breakfast, served in the car, Mr. 
Fogg and his partners had just resumed \vhlst, when a 
violent whistling was heard, and the train stopped. Passe- 
partout put his head out of the door, but saw nothing to 
cause the delay ; no station w^as in view. 

Aouda and Fix feared that Mr. Fogg might take it into 
his head to get out ; but that gentleman contented himself 
with saying to his servant, " See what is the matter." 

Passepartout rushed out of the car. Thirty or forty 
passengers had already descended, amongst them Colonel 
Stamp Proctor. 

The train had stopped before a red signal which blocked 
the way. The engineer and conductor were talking ex- 
citedly with a signal-man, whom the station-master at 
Medicine Bow, the next stopping place, had sent on before. 
The passengers drew around and took part in the discus- 
sion, in which Colonel Proctor, with his insolent manner, 
was conspicuous. 

Passepartout, joining the group, heard the signal-man 



AROUND THE WORLD IN EIGHTY DAYS. 237 

say, " No ! you can't pass ! The bridge at Medicine Bow 
is shaky, and would not bear the weight of the train." 

This was a suspension-bridge thrown over some rapids, 
about a mile from the place where they now were. Ac- 
cording to the signal-man, it was In a ruinous condition, 
several of the iron wires being broken ; and It was Impos- 
sible to risk the passage. He did not In any way exagge- 
rate the condition of the bridge. It may be taken for 
granted that, rash as the Americans usually are, when 
they are prudent there is good reason for it. 

Passepartout, not daring to apprise his master of 
what he heard, listened with set teeth, Immovable as a 
statue. 

" Hum ! " cried Colonel Proctor ; " but we are not going 
to stay here, I Imagine, and take root in the snow }" 

" Colonel," replied the conductor, " we have telegraphed 
to Omaha for a train, but It is not likely that it will reach 
IMedicIne Bow in less than six hours." 

"Six hours!" cried Passepartout. 

" Certainly," returned the conductor. " Besides, it will 
take us as long as that to reach Medicine Bow on foot." 

" But it Is only a mile from here," said one of the 
passengers. 

" Yes, but it's on the other side of the river." 

"And can't we cross that in a boat .^" asked the colonel. 

'' That's impossible. The creek is swelled by the rains. 



2^S AROUND THE WORLD IN EIGHTY DAYS. 

It is a rapid, and we shall have to make a circuit of ten 
miles to the north to find a ford." 

The colonel launched a volley of oaths, denouncing the 
railway company and the conductor ; and Passepartout, 
who was furious, was not disinclined to make common 
cause with him. Here was an obstacle, indeed, which all 
his master's bank-notes could not remove. • 

There was a general disappointment among the pas- 
sengers, who, without reckoning the delay, saw themselves 
compelled to trudge fifteen miles over a plain covered with 
snow. They grumbled and protested, and would certainly 
have thus attracted Phileas Fogg's attention, if he had not 
been completely absorbed in his game. 

Passepartout found that he could not avoid telling his 
master what had occurred, and, with hanging head he was 
turning towards the car, when the engineer — a true Yankee, 
named Forster — called out, " Gentlemen, perhaps there is 
a way, after all, to get over." 

" On the bridge ?" asked a passenger. 

'' On the bridge." 

"With our train.?" 

" With our train." 

Passepartout stopped short, and eagerly listened to the 
engineer. 

'' But the bridge is unsafe," urged the conductor. 

" No matter," replied Forster ; '' I think that by putting 



AROUND THE WORLD IN EIGHTY DAYS. 239 

on the very highest speed we might have a chance of 
getting over." 

"The devil!" muttered Passepartout. 

But a number of the passengers were at once attracted 
by the engineer's proposal, and Colonel Proctor was 
especially delighted, and found the plan a very feasible 
one. He told stories about engineers leaping their trains 
over rivers without bridges, by putting on full steam ; and 
many of those present avowed themselves of the engineer's 
mind. 

"We have fifty chances out of a hundred of getting 
over," said one. 

" Eighty ! ninety !" 

Passepartout was astounded, and, though ready to 
attempt anything to get over Medicine Creek, thought the 
experiment proposed a little too American. " Besides," 
thought he, " there's a still more simple way, and it does 
not even occur to any of these people ! Sir," said he aloud 
to one of the passengers, " the engineer's plan seems to me 
a little dangerous, but — " 

"Eighty chances!" replied the passenger, turning his 
back on him. 

" I know it," said Passepartout, turning to another pas- 
senger, " but a simple idea — " 

" Ideas are no use," returned the American, shrugging 
his shoulders, "as the engineer assures us that we can pass." 



240 AROUND THE WORLD IN EIGHTY DAYS. 

" Doubtless," urged Passepartout, " we can pass, but 
perhaps it would be more prudent — " 

"What! Prudent!" cried Colonel Proctor, whom this 
word seemed to excite prodigiously. " At full speed, don't 
you see, at full speed ! " 

" I know — I see," repeated Passepartout ; " but it would 
be, if not more prudent, since that word displeases you, at 
least more natural — " 

♦' Who ! What ! What's the matter with this fellow ?" 
cried several. 

The poor fellow did not know to whom to address 
himself. 

" Are you afraid .^" asked Colonel Proctor. 

" I afraid ! Very well ; I will show these people that a 
Frenchman can be as American as they !" 

" All aboard !" cried the conductor. 

"Yes, all aboard!" repeated Passepartout, and imme- 
diately. "But tli^y can't prevent me from thinking that it 
would be more natural for us to cross the bridge on foot, 
and let the train come after !" 

But no one heard this sage reflection, nor would any one 
have acknowledged its justice. The passengers resumed 
their places in the cars. Passepartout took his seat without 
telling what had passed. The whist-players were quite 
absorbed in their game. 

The locomotive whistled vigorously ; the engineer, re- 




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versing the steam, backed the train for nearly a mile — 
retiring, like a jumper, in order to take a longer leap. 
Then, with another whistle^ he began to move for^vard ; 
the train increased its speed, and soon its rapidity became 
frightful ; a prolonged screech Issued from the locomotive ; 
the piston worked up and down twenty strokes to the 
second. They perceived that the whole train, rushing on 
at the rate of a hundred miles an hour, hardly bore upon 
the rails at all. 

And they passed over ! It was like a flash. No one 
saw the bridge. The train leaped, so to speak, from one 
bank to the other, and the engineer could not stop It until 
it had gone five miles beyond the station. But scarcely 
had the train passed the river, when the bridge, com- 
pletely ruined, fell with a crash into the rapids of Medicine 
Bow. 



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CHAPTER XXIX. 

IN WHICH CERTAIN INCIDENTS ARE NARRATED WHICH 
ARE ONLY TO BE MET WITH ON AMERICAN RAILROADS. 

The train pursued its course, that evening, without inter- 
ruption, passing Fort Saunders, crossing Cheyene Pass, and 
reaching Evans Pass. The road here attained the highest 
elevation of the journey, eight thousand and ninety-one 
feet above the level of the sea. The travellers had now 
only to descend to the Atlantic by limitless plains, levelled 
by nature. A branch of the " grand trunk " led off south- 
ward to Denver, the capital of Colorado. The country 
round about is rich in gold and silver, and more than 
fifty thousand inhabitants are already settled there. 

Thirteen hundred and eighty-two miles had been passed 
over from San Francisco, in three days and three nights ; 
four days and nights more would probably bring them to 
New York. Phileas Fogg was not as yet behindhand. 

During the night Camp Walbich was passed on the left ; 



AROUND THE WORLD IN EIGHTY DAYS. 243 

Lodge Pole Creek ran parallel with the road, marking the 
boundary between the territories of Wyoming and Colorado. 
They entered Nebraska at eleven, passed near Sedgwick, 
and touched at Julcsburg, on the southern branch of the 
Platte River. 

It was here that the Union Pacific Railroad was inau- 
gurated on the 23rd of October, 1867, by the chief engineer, 
General Dodge. Two powerful locomotives, carrying nine 
cars of invited guests, amongst whom was Thomas C. Durant, 
vice-president of the road, stopped at this point ; cheers 
were given, the Sioux and Pawnees performed an imitation 
Indian battle, fireworks were let off, and the first number 
of the Raihvay Pioneer was printed by a press brought 
on the train. Thus was celebrated the inauguration of this 
great railroad, a mighty instrument of progress and civili- 
zation, thrown across the desert, and destined to link toge- 
ther cities and towns which do not yet exist. The whistle 
of the locomotive, more powerful than Amphion's lyre, was 
about to bid them rise from American soil. 

Fort McPherson was left behind at eight in the morning, 
and three hundred and fifty-seven miles had yet to be 
traversed before reaching Omaha. The road followed the 
capricious windings of the southern branch of the Platte 
River, on its left bank. At nine the train stopped at the 
important town of North Platte, built between the two arms 
of the river, which rejoin each other around it and form a 

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single artery, — a large tributary whose waters empty into 
the Missouri a little above Omaha. 

The one hundred and first meridian was passed. 

Mr. Fogg and his partners had resumed their game ; no 
one — not even the dummy — complained of the length of 
the trip. Fix had begun by winning several guineas, which 
he seemed likely to lose ; but he showed himself a not less 
eager whist-player than Mr. Fogg. During the morning, 
chance distinctly favoured that gentleman. Trumps and 
honours Avere showered upon his hands. 

Once, having resolved on a bold stroke, he was on the 
point of playing a spade, when a voice behind him said, "I 
should play a diamond." 

Mr. Fogg, Aouda, and Fix raised their heads, and beheld 
Colonel Proctor. 

Stamp Proctor and Phileas Fogg recognized each other 
at once. 

'^Ah! it's you, is it, Enghshman .^ " cried the colonel; 
'' it's you who are going to play a spade ! " 

" And who plays it," replied Phileas Fogg coolly, throvv'- 
ing down the ten of spades. 

" Well, it pleases me to have It diamonds,"replied Colonel 
Proctor, in an insolent tone. 

He made a movement as if to seize the card which had 
just been played, adding, "You don't understand anything 
about whist." 




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AROUND THE WORLD IN EIGHTY DAYS. 245 

'' Perhaps I do, as well as another," said Phileas Fogg, 
rising. 

" You have only to try, son of John Bull," replied the 
colonel. 

Aouda turned pale, and her blood ran cold. She seized 
Mr. Fogg's arm, and gently pulled him back. Passepartout 
was ready to pounce upon the American, who was staring 
insolently at his opponent. But Fix got up, and going to 
Colonel Proctor, said, " You forget that it is I with whom 
you have to deal, sir ; for it was I whom you not only 
insulted, but struck ! " 

"Mr. Fix," said Mr. Fogg, "pardon me, but this affair is 
mine, and mine only. The colonel has again insulted me, 
by insisting that I should not play a spade, and he shall 
give me satisfaction for it." 

" When and where you will," replied the American, " and 
with whatever weapon you choose." 

Aouda in vain attempted to retain ]\Ir. Fogg ; as vainly 
did the detective endeavour to make the quarrel his. Pas- 
separtout wished to throw the colonel out of the window, 
but a sign from his master checked him. Phileas Fogg left 
the car, and the American followed him upon the platform. 

'' Sir," said I\Ir. Fogg to his adversary, " I am in a great 
hurry to get back to Europe, and any delay whatever will 
be greatly to my disadvantage." 

"Well, what's that to me ? " replied Colonel Proctor. 



246 AROUM) THE WORLD IN EIGHTY DAYS. 

"■ Sir," said Mr. Fogg, very politely, " after our meeting at 
San Francisco, I determined to return to America and find 
you as soon as I had completed the business which called 
me to England." 

'' Really ! " 

" Will you appoint a meeting for six months hence 1 " 

" \Vh}^ not ten years hence } " 

'' I say six months," returned Phileas Fogg, " and I shall 
be at the place of meeting promptly." 

" All this is an evasion," cried Stamp Proctor, " Now or 
never ! " 

''Very good. You are going to New York .^ " 

'' No." 

" To Chicago.^ " 

" No." 

''To Omaha.?" 

" What difference is it to you .? Do you know Plum 
Creek .'' " 

" No," replied Mr. Fogg. 

" It's the next station. The train will be there in an 
hour, and will stop there ten minutes. In ten minutes 
several revolver-shots could be exchanged." 

"Very well," said Mr. Fogg. "I will stop at Plum 
Creek." 

" And I guess you'll stay there too," added the Ameri- 
can insolently. 



AROUND THE WORLD IN EIGHTY DAYS. 247 

" Who knows ? " replied ]\Ir. Fogg, returning to the car as 
coolly as usual. He began to reassure Aouda, telling her 
that blusterers were never to be feared, and begged Fix to 
be his second at the approaching duel, a request which the 
detective could not refuse. Mr. Fogg resumed the inter- 
rupted game with perfect calmness. 

At eleven o'clock the locomotive's whistle announced 
that they were approaching Plum Creek station. Mr. Fogg 
rose, and, followed by Fix, went out upon the platform. 
Passepartout accompanied him, carrying a pair of revolvers. 
Aouda remained in the car, as pale as death. 

The door of the next car opened, and Colonel Proctor 
appeared on the platform, attended by a Yankee of his 
own stamp as his second. But just as the combatants were 
about to step from the train, the conductor hurried up, and 
shouted, " You can't get off, gentlemen ! " 

" Why not ? " asked the colonel. 

" We are twenty minutes late, and we shall not stop." 

" But I am going to fight a duel with this gentleman." 

*' I am sorry," said the conductor,, *'but we shall be off 
at once. There's the bell ringing now." 

The train started. 

'' Fm really very sorry, gentlemen," said the conductor. 
" Under any other circumstances I should have been happy 
to oblige you. But, after all, as you have not had time to 
fight here, why not fight as we go along ? " 



248 AROUND THE WORLD IN EIGHTY DAYS. 

'' That wouldn't be convenient, perhaps, for this gentle- 
man," said the colonel, in a jeering tone. 

" It would be perfectly so," replied Phileas Fogg. 

'' Well, we are^really in America," thought Passepartout, 
" and the conductor is a gentleman of the first order ! " 

So muttering, he followed his master. 

The two combatants, their seconds, and the conductor 
passed through the cars to the rear of the train. The last 
:ar was only occupied by a dozen passengers, whom the 
conductor politely asked if they would not be so kind as to 
leave it vacant for a few moments, as two gentlemen had 
an affair of honour to settle. The passengers granted the 
request with alacrity, and straightway disappeared on the 
platform. 

The car, which was some fifty feet long, was very conve- 
nient for their purpose. The adversaries might march on 
each other in the aisle, and fire at their ease. Never was 
duel more easily arranged. Mr. Fogg and Colonel Proctor, 
each provided with two six-barrelled revolvers, entered the 
car. The seconds, remaining outside, shut them in. They 
were to begin firing^at the first whistle of the locomotive. 
After an interval of two minutes, what remained of the two 
gentlemen would be taken from the car. 

Nothing could ^be more simple. Indeed, it was all so 
simple that Fix and Passepartout felt their hearts beating 
as if they would crack. They were listening for the whistle 




THEY HAD rOECED THE DOOES, AND WEEE FIGHTTNO HAND TO HAND WITH 

THE TEAYELLEES, 

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AROUND THE WORLD IN EIGHTY DAYS. 249 

agreed upon, when suddenly savage cries resounded in the 
air, accompanied by reports which certainly did not issue 
from the car where the duellists were. The reports con- 
tinued in front and the whole length of the train. Cries of 
terror proceeded from the interior of the cars. 

Colonel Proctor and Mr. Fogg, revolvers in hand, hastily 
quitted their prison, and rushed forward where the noise 
was most clamorous. They then perceived that the train 
was attacked by a band of Sioux. 

This was not the first attempt of these daring Indians, 
for more than once they had waylaid trains on the road. A 
hundred of them had, according to their habit, jumped 
upon the steps without stopping the train, with the ease of 
a clown mounting a horse at full gallop. 

The Sioux were armed with guns, from which came the 
reports, to which the passengers, who were almost all 
armed, responded by revolver-shots. 

The Indians had first mounted the engine, and half 
stunned the engineer and stoker with blows from their 
muskets. A Sioux chief, wishing to stop the train, but not 
knowing how to work the regulator, had opened wide 
instead of closing the steam-valve, and the locomotive was 
plunging forward with terrific velocity. 

The Sioux had at the same time invaded the cars, 
skipping like enraged monkeys over the roofs, thrusting 
open the doors, and fighting hand to hand with the pas- 



250 AROUND THE WORLD IN EIGHTY DAYS. 



sengers. Penetrating the baggage-car, they pillaged it, 
throwing the trunks out of the train. The cries and shots 
were constant. 

The travellers defended themselves bravely ; some of the 
cars were barricaded, and sustained a siege, like moving 
forts, carried along at a speed of a hundred miles an hour. 

Aouda behaved courageously from the first. She de- 
fended herself, like a true heroine, with a revolver, which 
she shot through the broken windows whenever a savage 
made his appearance. Twenty Sioux had fallen mortally 
wounded to the ground, and the wheels crushed those who 
fell upon the rails as if they had been worms. Several 
passengers, shot or stunned, lay on the seats. 

It was necessary to put an end to the struggle, which 
had lasted for ten minutes, and which would result in the 
triumph of the Sioux if the train was not stopped. Fort 
Kearney station, where there was a garrison, was only two 
miles distant ; but, that once passed, the Sioux would be 
masters of the train between Fort Kearney and the station 
beyond. 

The conductor was fighting beside Mr. Fogg, when he 
was shot and fell. At the same moment he cried, " Unless 
the train is stopped in five minutes, we are lost ! " 

" It shall be stopped," said Phileas Fogg, preparing to 
rush from the car. 

" Stay, monsieur," cried Passepartout ; " I will go." 



AROUND THE WORLD IX EIGHTY DAYS. 25 1 

J\lr. Fogg had not time to stop the brave fellow, who, 
opening a door unperceived by the Indians, succeeded in 
sHpping under the car ; and while the struggle continued, 
and the balls whizzed across each other over his head, he 
made use of his old acrobatic experience, and with amazing 
agility worked his way under the cars, holding on to the 
chains, aiding himself by the brakes and edges of the 
sashes, creeping from one car to another with marvellous 
skill, and thus gaining the forward end of the train. 

There, suspended by one hand between the baggage- 
car and the tender, with the other he loosened the safety 
chains ; but, owing to the traction, he would never have 
succeeded in unscrewing the yoking-bar, had not a violent 
concussion jolted this bar out. The train, now detached 
from the engine, remained a little behind, whilst the loco- 
motive rushed forward with increased speed. 

Carried on by the force already acquired, the train still 
moved for several minutes ; but the brakes were worked, 
and at last they stopped, less than a hundred feet from 
Kearney station. 

The soldiers of the fort, attracted by the shots, hurried 
up ; the Sioux had not expected them, and decamped in a 
body before the train entirely stopped. 

But when the passengers counted each other on the 
station platform several were found missing ; among others 
the courageous Frenchman, whose devotion had just saved 
them. 



252 AROUND THE WORLD IN EIGHTY DAYS. 



CHAPTER XXX. 

IN WHICH RHILEAS FOGG SIMPLY DOES HIS DUTY. 

Three passengers — including Passepartout— had disap- 
peared. Had they been killed in the struggle ? Were 
they taken prisoners by the Sioux ? It was impossible to 
tell. 

There were many wounded, but none mortally. Colonel 
Proctor was one of the most seriously hurt ; he had fought 
bravely, and a ball had entered his groin. He was carried 
into the station with the other wounded passengers, to 
receive such attention as could be of avail. 

Aouda was safe ; and Phileas Fogg, who had been in the 
thickest of the fight, had not received a scratch. Fix was 
slightly wounded in the arm. But Passepartout was not to 
be found, and tears coursed down Aouda's cheeks. 

All the passengers had got out of the train, the wheels of 
which were stained with blood. From the tires and spokes 
hung ragged pieces of flesh. As far as the eye could reach 




HANGING BY ONE HAND BETWEEN THE TENDER AND TUE 
LUGOAGE-YAN, HE . . . 



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on the white plain behind, red trails were visible. The last 
Sioux were disappearing in the south, along the banks of 
Republican River. 

Mr. Fogg, with folded arms, remained motionless. He 
had a serious decision to make. Aouda, standing near him, 
looked at him without speaking, and he understood her look. 
If his servant was a prisoner, ought he not to risk everything 
to rescue him from the Indians ? " I will find him, living 
or dead," said he quietly to Aouda. 

"Ah, Mr. — Mr. Fogg!" cried she, clasping his hands and 
coverins^ them wdth tears. 

" Living," added Mr. Fogg, " if we do not lose a moment." 

Phileas Fogg, by this resolution, inevitably sacrificed 
himself; he pronounced his own doom. The delay of a 
single day would make him lose the steamer at New York, 
and his bet would be certainly lost. But as he thought, 
" It is my duty," he did not hesitate. 

The commanding officer of Fort Kearney was there. A 
hundred of his soldiers had placed themselves in a position 
to defend the station, should the Sioux attack it. 

" Sir," said Mr. Fogg to the captain, " three passengers 
have disappeared." 

" Dead .?" asked the captain. 

" Dead or prisoners ; that is the uncertainty which must 
be solved. Do you propose to pursue the Sioux .^" 

" That's a serious thing to do, sir," returned the captain. 



254 AROUND THE WORLD IN EIGHTY DAYS. 



" These Indians may retreat beyond the Arkansas, and I 
cannot leave the fort unprotected." 

" The hves of three men are in question, sir," said Phileas 

'' Doubtless ; but can I risk the lives of fifty men to save 
three.?" 

'' I don't know whether you can, sir ; but you ought to 
do so," 

'' Nobody here," returned the other, ''has a right to teach 
me my duty." 

"Very well," said Mr. Fogg, coldly. " I will go alone." 

"You, sir!" cried Fix coming up; "you go alone in 
pursuit of the Indians r' 

"Would you have me leave this poor fellow to perish, 
— him to whom every one present ow^es his life ? I shall go." 

"No, sir, you shall not go alone," cried the captain, 
touched in spite of himself. " No ! you are a brave man. 
Thirty volunteers \" he added, turning to the soldiers. 

The whole company started forward at once. The captain 
had only to pick his men. Thirty were chosen, and an old 
sergeant placed at their head. 

" Thanks, captain," said Mr. Fogg. 

"Will you let me go with you .'*" asked Fix. 

" Do as you please, sir. But if you wish to do me a 
favour, you will remain with Aouda. In case anything 
should happen to me — " 



AROUND THE WORLD IX EIGHTY DAYS. 255 

A sudden pallor overspread the detective's face. Separate 
himself from the man whom he had so persistently followed 
step by step ! Leave him to wander about in this desert ! 
Fix gazed attentively at Mr. Fogg, and, despite his 
suspicions and of the struggle which was going on within 
him, he lowered his eyes before that calm and frank 
look. 

" I will stay," said he. 

A few moments after, Mr. Fogg pressed the young 
woman's hand, and, having confided to her his precious 
carpet-bag, went off with the sergeant and his little squad. 
But, before going, he had said to the soldiers, *' My friends, 
I will divide five thousand dollars among you, if we save 
the prisoners." 

It was then a little past noon. 

Aouda retired to a waiting-room, and there she waited 
alone, thinking of the simple and noble generosity, the 
tranquil courage of Phileas Fogg. He had sacrificed his 
fortune, and was now risking his life, all without hesitation, 
from duty, in silence. 

Fix did not have the same thoughts, and could scarcely 
conceal his agitation. He walked feverishly up and down 
the platform, but soon resumed his outward composure. 
He now saw the folly of which he had been guilty in letting 
Fogg go alone. What ! This man, whom he had just 
followed around the world, was permitted now to separate 



2;6 AROUND Till-: \VORLD IX EIGHTY DAYS. 



himself from him ! He began to accuse and abuse himself, 
and, as if he were director of police, administered to himself 
a sound lecture for his greenness. 

" I have been an idiot !" he thought, '' and this man will 
see it. He has gone, and won't come back ! But how is it 
that I, Fix, who have in my pocket a warrant for his arrest, 
have been so fascinated by him ? Decidedly, I am nothing 
but an ass !" 

So reasoned the detective, while the hours crept by all 
too slowly. He did not know what to do. Sometimes he 
was tempted to tell Aouda all ; but he could not doubt 
how the young woman would receive his confidences. 
What course should he take } He thought of pursuing 
Fogg across the vast white plains ; it did not seem 
impossible that he might overtake him. Footsteps were 
easily printed on the snow ! But soon, under a new sheet, 
every imprint would be effaced. 

Fix became discouraged. He felt a sort of insurmount- 
able longing to abandon the game altogether. He could 
now leave Fort Kearney station, and pursue his journey 
homeward in peace. 

ToAvards two o'clock in the afternoon, while it was snow- 
ing hard, long whistles were heard approaching from the 
east. A great shadow, preceded by a wild light, slowly 
advanced, appearing still larger through the mist, which 
gave it a fantastic aspect. No train was expected from the 




AN ENORMOUS SHADOW, PRECEDED BY A ELICKEEINa TELLOW GLAEE. 

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AROUND THE WORLD IN EIGHTY DAYS. 23 1 

The track up to this time had reached its highest eleva- 
tion at the Great Salt Lake. From this point it described 
a long curve, descending towards Bitter Creek Valley, to 
rise again to the dividing ridge of the waters between the 
Atlantic and the Pacific. There were many creeks in this 
mountainous region, and it was necessary to cross Muddy 
Creek, Green Creek, and others, upon culverts. 

Passepartout grew more and more impatient as they went 
on, while Fix longed to get out of this difficult region, and 
was more anxious than Phileas Fogg himself to be beyond 
the danger of delays and accidents, and set foot on English 
soil. 

At ten o'clock at night the train stopped at Fort Bridger 
station, and twenty minutes later entered Wyoming Terri- 
tory, following the valley of Bitter Creek throughout. The 
next day, December 7th, they stopped for a quarter of an 
hour at Green River station. Snow had fallen abundantly 
during the night, but, being mixed with rain, it had half 
melted, and did not interrupt their progress. The bad 
weather, however, annoyed Passepartout ; for the accumu- 
lation of snow, by blocking the wheels of the cars, would 
certainly have been fatal to Mr. Fogg's tour. 

"What an idea!" he said to himself. "Why did my 
master make this journey in winter ? Couldn't he have 
waited for the good season to increase his chances ? " 

While the worthy Frenchman was absorbed in the state 



232 AROUND THE WORLD IN EIGHTY DAYS. 

of the sky and the depression of the temperature, Aouda 
was experiencing fears from a totally different cause. 

Several passengers had got off at Green River, and were 
walking up and down the platforms ; and among these 
Aouda recognized Colonel Stamp Proctor, the same who 
had so grossly insulted Phileas Fogg at the San Francisco 
meeting. Not wishing to be recognized, the young woman 
drew back from the window, feeling much alarm at her 
discovery. She was attached to the man who, however 
coldly, gave her daily evidences of the most absolute devo- 
tion. She did not comprehend, perhaps, the depth of the 
sentiment with v/hich her protector inspired her, which she 
called gratitude, but which, though she was unconscious of 
it, was really more than that. Her heart sank within her 
when she recognized the man whom Mr. Fogg desired, 
sooner or later, to call to account for his conduct. Chance 
alone, it was clear, had brought Colonel Proctor on this 
train ; but there he was, and it was necessary, at all 
hazards, that Phileas Fogg should not perceive his ad- 
versary. 

Aouda seized a moment when Mr. Fogg was asleep, to 
tell Fix and Passepartout whom she had seen. 

" That Proctor on this train !" cried Fix. '' Well, reassure 
yourself, madam ; before he settles with Mr. Fogg, he has 
got to deal with me ! It seems to me that I was the more 
insulted of the two." 



AROUND THE WORLD IX EIGHTY DAYS. 233 

" And besides," added Passepartout, '' Til take charge of 
him, colonel as he is." 

" Mr. Fix," resumed Aouda, " Mr. Fogg will allow no 
one to avenge him. He said that he would come back to 
America to find this man. Should he perceive Colonel 
Proctor, we could not prevent a collision which might have 
terrible results. He must not see him." 

" You are right, madam," replied Fix ; " a meeting 
between them might ruin all. Whether he were victorious 
or beaten, Mr. Fogg would be delayed, and — " 

"And," added Passepartout, "that would play the game 
of the gentlemen of the Reform Club. In four days we shall 
be in New York. Well, if my master does not leave this 
car during those four days, we may hope that chance will 
not bring him face to face with this confounded American. 
We must, if possible, prevent his stirring out of it." 

The conversation dropped. Mr. Fogg had just woke up, 
and was looking out of the window. Soon after Passepartout, 
without being heard by his master or Aouda, whispered to 
the detective, " Would you really fight for him ^ " 

" I would do anything," replied Fix, in a tone which 
betrayed determined will, "to get him back, living, to 
Europe ! " 

Passepartout felt something like a shudder shoot 
through his frame, but his confidence in his master 
remained unbroken. 



234 AROUND THE WORLD IN EIGHTY DAYS. 

Was there any means of detaining I\Ir. Fogg in the car, 
to avoid a meeting between him and the colonel ? It 
ought not to be a difficult task, since that gentleman was 
naturally sedentary and little curious. The detective, at 
least, seemed to have found a way ; for, after a few moments, 
he said to Mr. Fogg, "These are long and slow hours, sir, 
that we are passing on the railway." 

*'Yes," replied ]\Ir. Fogg; "but they pass." 

"You were in the habit of playing whist," resumed Fix^ 
" on the steamers." 

"Yes; but it would be difficult to do so here. I have 
neither cards nor partners." 

'' Oh, but we can easily buy some cards, for they are 
sold on all the American trains. And as for partners, if 
madam plays — " 

" Certainly, sir," Aouda quickly replied ; " I understand 
whist. It is part of an English education." 

" I myself have some pretensions to playing a good 
game. Well, here are three of us, and a dummy — " 

" As you please, sir," replied Phileas Fogg, heartily glad 
to resume his favourite pastime, — even on the railway. 

Passepartout was despatched in search of the steward, 
and soon returned with two packs of cards, some pins, 
counters, and a shelf covered with cloth. 

The game commenced. Aouda understood whist suffi- 
ciently well, and even received some compliments on her 



AROUND THE WORLD IN EIGHTY DAYS. 257 

east, neither had there been time for the succour asked for 
hy telegraph to arrive ; the train from Omaha to San 
Francisco was not due till the next day. The mystery was 
5O0n explained. 

The locomotive, which was slowly approaching wi:h 
deafening whistles, was that which, having been detached 
from the train, had continued its route with such terrific 
rapidity, carrying off the unconscious engineer and stoker. 
It had run several miles, when, the fire becoming low for 
want of fuel, the steam had slackened ; and it had finally 
stopped an hour after, some twenty miles beyond Fort 
Kearney. Neither the engineer nor the stoker was dead, 
and, after remaining for some time in their swoon, had come 
to themselves. The train had then stopped. The engineer, 
when he found himself in the desert, and the locomotive 
without cars, understood what had happened. He could 
not imagine how the locomotive had become separated 
from the train; but he did not doubt that the train left 
behind was in distress. 

He did not hesitate what to do. It would be prudent to 
continue on to Omaha, for it would be dangerous to return 
to the train, which the Indians might still be engaged in 
pillaging. Nevertheless, he began to rebuild the fire in the 
furnace ; the pressure again mounted, and the locomotive 
returned, running backwards to Fort Kearne}'. This it was 
which was whistling in the mist. 



258 AROUND THE WORLD IN EIGHTY DAYS. 

The travellers were glad to see the locomotive resume 
its place at the head of the train. They could now continue 
the journey so terribly interrupted. 

Aouda, on seeing- the locomotive come up, hurried out 
of the station, and asked the conductor, ''Are you going 
to start?" 

" At once, madam." 

"But the prisoners — our unfortunate fellow-travel- 
lers—" 

*' I cannot interrupt the trip," replied the conductor. 
*'We are already three hours behind time." 

" And when will another train pass here from San 
Francisco ?" 

" To-morrow evening, madam." 

" To-morrow evening ! But then it will be too late ! We 
must w^ait — " 

'' It is impossible," responded the conductor. " If you 
wish to go, please get in." 

" I will not go," said Aouda. 

Fix had heard this conversation. A little w^hile before, 
when there was no prospect of proceeding on the journey;, 
he had made up his mind to leave Fort Kearney ; but now 
that the train was there, ready to start, and he had only to 
take his seat in the car, an irresistible influence held him 
back. The station platform burned his feet, and he could 
not stir. The conflict in his mind again began ; anger 



AROUND THE WORLD IN EIGHTY DAYS. 259 

and failure stifled liim. He wished to struggle on to 
the end. 

Meanwhile the passengers and some of the wounded, 
among them Colonel Proctor, whose injuries were serious, 
had taken their places in the train. The buzzing of the 
overheated boiler was heard, and the steam was escaping 
from the valves. The engineer whistled, the train started, 
and soon disappeared, mingling its white smoke with the 
eddies of the densely falling snow. 

The detective had remained behind. 

Several hours passed. The weather was dismal, and it 
was very cold. Fix sat motionless on a bench in the 
station ; he might have been thought asleep. Aouda, 
despite the storm, kept coming out of the waiting-room, 
going to the end of the platform, and peering through the 
tempest of snow, as if to pierce the mist which narrowed 
the horizon around her, and to hear, if possible, some 
welcome sound. She heard and saw nothing. Then she 
would return, chilled throuq-h, to issue out ac^ain after the 
lapse of a few moments, but always in vain. 

Evening came, and the little band had not returned. 
Where could they be t Had they found the Indians, and 
were they having a conflict with them, or were they still 
wandering amid the mist .^ The commander of the fort 
was anxious, though he tried to conceal his apprehensions. 
As night approached, the snow fell less plentifully, but it 



26o AROUND THE AVORLD IN EIGHTY DAYS. 

became intensely cold. Absolute silence rested on the 
plains. Neither flight of bird nor passing of beast troubled 
the perfect calm. 

Throughout the night Aouda, full of sad forebodings, her 
heart stifled with anguish, wandered about on the verge of 
the plains. Her imagination carried her far off, and 
showed her innumerable dangers. What she suffered 
through the long hours it would be impossible to de- 
scribe. 

Fix remained stationary in the same place, but 
did not sleep. Once a m.an approached and spoke to 
him, and the detective merely replied by shaking his 
head. 

Thus the night passed. At dawn, the half-extinguished 
disk of the sun rose above a misty horizon ; but it was 
now possible to recognize objects two miles ofl". Phileas 
Fogg and the squad had gone southward ; in the south all 
was still vacancy. It was then seven o'clock. 

The captain, who was really alarmed, did not know what 
course to take. Should he send another detachment to the 
rescue of the first ? Should he sacrifice more men, with so 
few chances of saving those already sacrificed ? His hesi- 
tation did not last long, however. Calling one of his 
heutenants, he was on the point of ordering a reconnois- 
sance, when gunshots were heard. Was it a signal ? 
The soldiers rushed out of the fort, and half a mile 



AROUND THE WORLD IN EIGHTY DAYS. 26 1 

ofif they perceived a little band returning in good 
order. 

Mr. Fog was marching at their head, and just behind 
him were Passepartout and the other two travellers, rescued 
from the Sioux. 

They had met and fought the Indians ten miles south of 
Fort Kearney. Shortly before the detachment arrived, 
Passepartout and his companions had begun to struggle 
with their captors, three of whom the Frenchman had 
felled with his fists, when his master and the soldiers 
hastened up to their relief 

All were welcomed with joyful cries. Phileas Fogg dis- 
tributed the reward he had promised to the soldiers, while 
Passepartout, not without reason, muttered to himself, 
" It must certainly be confessed that I cost my master 
dear!" 

Fix, without saying a word, looked at Mr, Fogg, and it 
Vv'ould have been difficult to analyze the thoughts which 
struggled within him. As for Aouda, she took her pro- 
tector's hand and pressed it in her own, too much moved 
to speak. 

Meanwhile, Passepartout Vv'as looking about for the 
train ; he thought he should find it there, ready to start 
for Omaha, and he hoped that the time lost might be 
regained. 

" The train ! the train ! " cried he. 



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*' Gone," replied Fix. 

'' And when docs the next train pass here } " asked 
Phileas Fogg. 

" Not till this evening." 

" Ah ! " returned the impassible gentleman quietly. 




TnE TRENCnMAN HAD STUXNED THEEE WITH UIS FISTS. 

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CHAPTER XXXI. 

IN WHICH FIX THE DETECTIVE CONSIDERABLY FURTHERS 
THE INTERESTS OF PHILEAS FOGG. 

Phileas F'OGG found himself twenty hours behind tune. 
Passepartout, the involuntary cause of this delay, was 
desperate. He had ruined his master ! 

At this moment the detective approached Mr. Fogg, 
and, looking him intently in the face, said, — 

" Seriously, sir, are you in great haste ? " 

" Quite seriously." 

'' I have a purpose in asking," resumed Fix. " Is it 
absolutely necessary that you should be in New York on 
the nth, before nine o'clock in the evening, the time that 
the steamer leaves for Liverpool ? " 

^' It is absolutely necessary." 

"And, if your journey had not been interrupted by these 
Indians, you would have reached New York on the morn- 
incT of the nth V' 



264 AROUND THE WORLD IN EIGHTY DAYS. 

" Yes ; with eleven hours to spare before the steamer 
left." 

*' Good ! you are therefore twenty hours behind. Twelve 
from twenty leaves eight. You must regain eight hours. 
Do you w^Ish to try to do so .''" 

" On foot .? " asked Mr. Fogg. 

'' No ; on a sledge," replied Fix. '' On a sledge with sails. 
A man has proposed such a method to me." 

It was the man who had spoken to Fix during the night, 
and wdiose offer he had refused. 

Phileas Fogg did not reply at once ; but Fix having 
pointed out the man, who was walking up and down in 
front of the station, Mr. Fogg went up to him. An Instant 
after, Mr. Fogg and the American, whose name w^as 
Mudge, entered a hut built just below the fort. 

There Mr. Fogg examined a curious vehicle, a kind of 
frame on two long beams, a little raised in front like the 
runners of a sledge, and upon which there was room for 
five or six persons. A high mast was fixed on the frame, 
held firmly by metallic lashings, to which was attached a 
large brigantine sail. This mast held an iron stay upon 
which to hoist a jib-sail. Behind, a sort of rudder served 
to guide the vehicle. It was, in short, a sledge rigged like 
a sloop. During the winter, w^hen the trains are blocked 
up by the snow, these sledges make extremely rapid 
journeys across the frozen plains from one station to 




THE COLD, INCEEASED BY THE TEEMENDOUS SPEED, DEPEIVED THEM 

OF THE POWEE OF SPEECH. 

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another. Provided with more sail than a cutter, and with 
the wind behind them, they sHp over the surface of the 
prairies with a speed equal if not superior to that of the 
express trains. 

Mr. Fogg readily made a bargain with the owner of this 
land-craft. The wind was favourable, being fresh, and 
blowing from the west. The snow had hardened, and 
Mudge was very confident of being able to transport 
Mr. Fogg in a few hours to Omaha. Thence the trains 
eastward run frequently to Chicago and New York. 
It was not impossible that the lost time might yet 
be recovered ; and such an opportunity was not to be 
rejected. 

Not w^ishing to expose Aouda to the discomforts of 
travelling in the open air, Mr. Fogg proposed to leave her 
with Passepartout at Fort Kearney, the servant taking 
upon himself to escort her to Europe by a better route and 
under more favourable conditions. But Aouda refused to 
separate from Mr. Fogg, and Passepartout was delighted 
with her decision ; for nothing could induce him to leave 
his master while Fix was with him. 

It would be difficult to p-uess the detective's thoucrhts. 
Was his conviction shaken by Phlleas Fogg's return, or did 
he still regard him as an exceedingly shrewd rascal, who, his 
journey round the world completed, would think himself 
absolutely safe In England } Perhaps Plx's opinion of 



266 AROUND THE WORLD IN EIGHTY DAYS. 

Philcas Fogg was somewhat modified ; but he was never- 
theless resolved to do his duty, and to hasten the return of 
the whole party to England as much as possible. 

At eight o'clock the sledge was ready to start. The 
passengers took their places on it, and wrapped themselves 
up closely in their travelling-cloaks. The two great sails 
were hoisted, and under the pressure of the wind the sledge 
slid over the hardened snow with a velocity of forty miles 
an hour. 

The distance between Fort Kearney and Omaha, as the 
birds fly, is at most two hundred miles. If the wind held 
good, the distance might be traversed in five hours ; if no 
accident happened, the sledge might reach Omaha by one 
o'clock. 

What a journey ! The travellers, huddled close toge- 
ther, could not speak for the cold_, intensified by the rapidity 
at which they w^ere going. The sledge sped on as lightly 
as a boat over the waves. When the breeze came, skim- 
ming the earth, the sledge seemed to be lifted off the 
ground by its sails. IMudge, who was at the rudder, kept 
in a straight line, and by a turn of his hand checked the 
lurches which the vehicle had a tendency to make. All the 
sails were up, and the jib was so arranged as not to screen 
the brigantine. A topmast was hoisted, and another jib, 
held out to the wind, added its force to the other sails. 
Although the speed could not be exactly estimated, the 



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sledge could not be going at less than forty miles an 
hour. 

"If nothing breaks," said Mudge, "we shall get 
there ! " 

Mr. Fogg had made it for Mudge's interest to reach 
Omaha within the time agreed on, by the offer of a hand- 
some reward. 

The prairie, across which the sledge was moving in a 
straight line, was as flat as a sea. It seemed like a vast 
frozen lake. The railroad which ran through this section 
ascended from the south-west to the north-west by Great 
Island, Columbus, an important Nebraska town, Schuyler, 
and Fremont, to Omaha. It followed throughout the 
right bank of the Platte River. The sledge, shortening 
this route, took the chord of the arc described by the rail- 
way. Mudge was not afraid of being stopped by the 
Platte River, because it was frozen. The road, then, was 
quite clear of obstacles, and Phileas Fogg had but two 
things to fear, — an accident to the sledge, and a change or 
calm in the wind. 

But the breeze, far from lessening Its force, blew as If to 
bend the mast, which, however, the metallic lashings held 
firmly. These lashings, like the chords of a stringed 
instrument, resounded as if vibrated by a violin bow. The 
sledge slid along in the midst of a plaintively intense 
melody. 



268 AROUND THE WORLD IX EIGHTY DAYS. 

" Those chords give the fifth and the octave," said ]\Ir. 
Fogg. 

These were the only words he uttered during the journey. 
Aouda, cosily packed in furs and cloaks, was sheltered as 
much as possible from the attacks of the freezing wind. 
As for Passepartout, his face was as red as the sun's disk 
when it sets in the mist, and he laboriously inhaled the 
biting air. With his natural buoyancy of spirits, he began 
to hope again. They would reach New York on the 
evening, if not on the morning, of the nth, and there v/ere 
still some chances that it would be before the steamer 
sailed for Liverpool. 

Passepartout even felt a strong desire to grasp his ally. 
Fix, by the hand. He remembered that it was the detec- 
tive who procured the sledge, the only means of reaching 
Omaha in time ; but, checked by some presentiment, he 
kept his usual reserve. One thing, however, Passepartout 
would never forget, and that was the sacrifice Avhich Mr. 
Fogg had made, without hesitation, to rescue him from the 
Sioux. Mr. Fogg had risked his fortune and his life. No ! 
His servant would never forget that ! 

While each of the party was absorbed In reflections so 
different, the sledge flew fast over the vast carpet of snow. 
The creeks it passed over were not perceived. Fields and 
streams disappeared under the uniform whiteness. The 
plain was absolutely deserted. Between the Union Pacific 



AROUND THE WORLD IN EIGHTY DAYS. 269 

road and the branch which unites Kearney with Saint 
Joseph it formed a great uninhabited island. Neither 
village, station, nor fort appeared. From time to time 
they sped by some phantom-like tree, whose white skeleton 
twisted and rattled in the wind. Sometimes flocks of 
wild birds rose, or bands of gaunt, famished, ferocious 
prairie-wolves ran howling after the sledge. Passepartout, 
revolver in hand, held himself ready to fire on those which 
came too near. Had an accident then happened to the 
sledge, the travellers, attacked by these beasts, would have 
been in the most terrible danger ; but it held on its even 
course, soon gained on the wolves, and ere long left the 
howling band at a safe distance behind. 

About noon Mudge perceived by certain landmarks 
that he was crossing the Platte River. He said nothing, 
but he felt certain that he was now within twenty miles of 
Omaha. In less than an hour he left the rudder and 
furled his sails, whilst the sledge, carried forward by the 
great impetus the wind had given it, w^ent on half a mile 
further with its sails unspread. 

It stopped at last, and Mudge, pointing to a mass of 
roofs Avhite with snow, said, '' We have got there !" 

Arrived ! Arrived at the station w^hich is in daily com- 
munication, by numerous trains, with the Atlantic sea- 
board ! 

Passepartout and Fix jumped off, stretched their stiffened 



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limbs, and aided ]\Ir. Fog"g and the young woman to 
descend from the sledge. Phileas Fogg generously re- 
warded IMudge, whose hand Passepartout warmly grasped, 
and the party directed their steps to the Omaha railway 
station. 

The Pacific Railroad proper finds its terminus at this 
important Nebraska town. Omaha is connected with 
Chicago by the Chicago and Rock Island Railroad, which 
runs directly east, and passes fifty stations. 

A train was ready to start when Mr. Fogg and his party 
reached the station, and they only had time to get into the 
cars. They had seen nothing of Omaha ; but Passepartout 
confessed to himself that this was not to be regretted, as 
they were not travelling to see the sights. 

The train passed rapidly across the State of Iowa, by 
Council Bluffs, Des Moines, and Iowa City. During the 
night it crossed the ]\Iississippi at Davenport, and by Rock 
Island entered Illinois. The next day, which was the 
lOth, at four in the evening, it reached Chicago, already 
risen from its ruins, and more proudly seated than ever on 
the borders of its beautiful Lake Michigan, 

Nine hundred miles separated Chicago from New York ; 
but trains are not wanting at Chicago. Mr. Fogg passed 
at once from one to the other, and the locomotive of the 
Pittsburg, Fort Wayne, and Chicago Railway left at full 
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AROUND THE WORLD IN EIGHTY DAYS. 2/1 

had no time to lose. It traversed Indiana, Ohio, Penn- 
sylvania, and New Jersey like a flash, rushing through 
towns Avith antique names, some of which had streets and 
car-tracks, but as yet no houses. At last the Hudson 
came Into view ; and at a quarter-past eleven In the even- 
ing of the nth, the train stopped in the station on the right 
bank of the river, before the very pier of the Cunard line. 

The '' China," for Liverpool, had started three quarters 
of an hour before ! 



AROUND THE WORLD IX EIGHTY DAYS. 



CHAPTER XXXII. 

IN \VHICH PHILEAS FOGG ENGAGES IN A DIRECT 
STRUGGLE ^VITH BAD FORTUNE. 

The " China," in leaving, seemed to have carried off Phileas 
Fogg's last hope. None of the other steamers were able 
to serve his projects. The " Pereire," of the French Trans- 
atlantic Company, whose admirable steamers are equal to 
any in speed and comfort, did not leave until the 14th ; 
the Hamburg boats did not go directly to Liverpool or 
London, but to Havre ; and the additional trip from 
Havre to Southampton would render Phileas Fogg's last 
efforts of no avail. The Inman steamer did not depart 
till the next day, and could not cross the Atlantic in time 
to save the wager. 

]\Ir. Fogg learned all this in consulting his " Bradshaw," 
which gave him the daily movements of the transatlantic 
steamers. 

Passepartout was crushed ; it overwhelmed him to lose 




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the boat by three quarters of an hour. It was his fault, 
for, instead of helping his master, he had not ceased 
putting obstacles in his path ! And when he recalled all 
the incidents of the tour, when he counted up the sums 
expended in pure loss and on his own account, when he 
thought that the immense stake, added to the heavy- 
charges of this useless journey, would completely ruin Mr. 
Fogg, he overwhelmed himself with bitter self-accusations. 
Mr. Fogg, however, did not reproach him ; and, on leaving 
the Cunard pier, only said, " We will consult about what is 
best to-morrow. Come." 

The party crossed the Hudson in the Jersey City ferry- 
boat, and drove in a carriage to the St. Nicholas Hotel, on 
Broadway. Rooms were engaged, and the night passed, 
briefly to Phileas Fogg, who slept profoundly, but very long 
to Aouda and the others, whose agitation did not permit 
them to rest. 

The next day was the 12th of December. From seven 
in the morning of the 12th, to a quarter before nine in the 
evening of the 2 1st, there were nine days, thirteen hours, 
and forty-five minutes. If Phileas Fogg had left in the 
" China," one of the fastest steamers on the Atlantic, he 
would have reached Liverpool, and then London, within 
the period agreed upon. 

Mr. Fogg left the hotel alone, after giving Passepartout 
instructions to await his return, and inform Aouda to be 

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274 AROUND THE WORLD IN EIGHTY DAYS. 

ready at an instant's notice. He proceeded to the banks of 
the Hudson, and looked about among the vessels moored 
or anchored in the river, for any that were about to depart. 
Several had departure signals, and were preparing to put to 
sea at morning tide ; for in this immense and admirable 
port, there is not one day in a hundred that vessels do not 
set out for every quarter of the globe. But they were 
mostly sailing vessels, of which, of course, Phileas Fogg 
could make no use. 

He seemed about to give up all hope, when he espied, 
anchored at the Battery, a cable's length off at most, a 
trading vessel, with a screw, w^ell-shaped, whose funnel, 
puffing a cloud of smoke, indicated that she was getting 
ready for departure. 

Phileas Fogg hailed a boat, got into it, and soon found 
himself on board the " Henrietta," iron-hulled, wood-built 
above. He ascended to the deck, and asked for the cap- 
tain, who forthwith presented himself. He was a man of 
fifty, a sort of sea-wolf, with big eyes, a complexion of 
oxidized copper, red hair and thick neck, and a growling 
voice. 

*' The captain ? " asked Mr. Fogg. 

" I am the captain." 

*' I am Phileas Fogg, of London." 

'' And I am Andrew Speedy, of Cardiff." 

" You arc going to put to sea ^ " 



AROUND THE WORLD IN EIGHTY DAYS. 275 

'' In an hour." 

" You are bound for — " 

''Bordeaux." 

" And your cargo ? " 

*' No freight. Going in ballast." 

" Have you any passengers .'* " 

" No passengers. Never have passengers. Too much in 
the way." 

" Is your vessel a swift one 1 " 

" Between eleven and twelve knots. The '' Henrietta/* 
well known." 

" Will you carry me and three other persons to Liver- 
pool } " 

*' To Liverpool .^ Why not to China } " 

" I said Liverpool." 

'' No ! " 

^'No.?" 

*' No. I am setting out for Bordeaux, and shall go to 
Bordeaux." 

"■ Money is no object "i " 

*' None." 

The captain spoke in a tone which did not admit of a reply. 

"But the owners of the ' Henrietta' — " resumed Phileas 
Fogg. 

*' The owners are myself," replied the captain. " The 
vessel belongs to me." 

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76 AROUND THE WORLD IN EIGHTY DAY?. 



" I will freight it for you." 

" No." 

*' I will buy it of you." 

*'No." 

Phileas Fogg did not betray the least disappointment ; 
but the situation was a grave one. It was not at New York 
as at Hong Kong, nor with the captain of the ** Henrietta'* 
as with the captain of the " Tankadere." Up to this time 
money had smoothed away every obstacle. Now money 
failed. 

Still, some means must be found to cross the Atlantic on 
a boat, unless by balloon, — which would have been ven- 
turesome, besides not being capable of being put in prac- 
tice. It seemed that Phileas Fogg had an idea, for he 
said to the captain, " Well, will you carry me to Bordeaux?" 

"No, not if you paid me two hundred dollars." 

" I offer you two thousand." 

'' Apiece } " 

" Apiece." 

" And there are four of you V 

""Four." 

Captain Speedy began to scratch his head. There were 
eight thousand dollars to gain, without changing his route ; 
for which it was well worth conquering the repugnance he 
had for all kinds of passengers. Besides, passengers at two 
thousand dollars are no longer passengers, but valuable 



AROUND THE WORLD IN EIGHTY DAYS. 2// 

merchandise. ^' I start at nine o'clock," said Captain 
Speedy, simply. "Are you and your party ready V 

"We will be on board at nine o'clock," replied, no less 
simply, Mr. Fogg-. 

It was half-past eight. To disembark from, the " Hen- 
rietta," jump into a hack, hurry to the St. Nicholas, and 
return with Aouda, Passepartout, and even the inseparable 
Fix, was the work of a brief time, and was performed by 
Mr. Fogg with the coolness which never abandoned him. 
They were on board when the "Henrietta " made ready to 
weigh anchor. 

When Passepartout heard what this last voyage was 
going to cost, he uttered a prolonged "Oh! " which extended 
throughout his vocal gamut. 

As for Fix, he said to himself that the Bank of England 
would certainly not come out of this affair well indemnified. 
W'henthey reached England, even if Mr. Fogg did not throw 
some handfuls of bank-bills into the sea, more than seven 
thousand pounds would have been spent ! 



2/8 AROUND THE WORLD IN EIGHTY DAYS. 



CHAPTER XXXIII. 

IN WHICH PPIILEAS FOGG SHOWS HIMSELF EQUAL TO 
THE OCCASION. 

An hour after, the ''Henrietta" passed the h'ghthouse which 
marks the entrance of the Hudson, turned the point of 
Sandy Hook, and put to sea. During the day she skirted 
Long Island, passed Fire Island, and directed her course 
rapidly eastward. 

At noon the next day, a man mounted the bridge to 
ascertain the vessel's position. It might be thought that 
this was Captain Speedy. Not the least in the world. It 
was Phileas Fogg, Esquire. As for Captain Speedy, he 
was shut up in his cabin under lock and key, and was utter- 
ing loud cries, which signified an anger at once pardonable 
and excessive. 

What had happened was very simple. Phileas Fogg 
wished to go to Liverpool, but the captain would not carry 
him there. Then Phileas Fogg had taken passage for Bor- 



AROUND THE WORLD IN EIGHTY DAYS. 2/9 

deaux, and, during the thirty hours he had been on board, 
had so shrewdly managed with his bank-notes that the 
sailors and stokers, who were only an occasional crew, and 
were not on the best terms with the captain, went over 
to him in a body. This was why Phileas Fogg was in com- 
mand instead of Captain Speedy ; why the captain was a 
prisoner in his cabin; and why, in short, the ''Henrietta" 
was directing her course towards Liverpool. It was very 
clear, to see Mr. Fogg manage the craft, that he had been 
a sailor. 

How the adventure ended will be seen anon. Aouda 
was anxious, though she said nothing. As for Passepartout, 
he thought Mr. Fogg's manoeuvre simply glorious. The 
captain had said "between eleven and twelve knots/' and 
the " Henrietta" confirmed his prediction. 

If, then — for there were "ifs" still — the sea did not 
become too boisterous, if the wind did not veer round to 
the east, if no accident happened to the boat or its ma- 
chinery, the "Henrietta" might cross the three thousand 
miles from New York to Liverpool in the nine days, 
between the 12th and the 21st of December. It is true 
that, once arrived, the affair on board the " Henrietta," added 
to that of the Bank of England, might create more diffi- 
culties for Mr. Fogg than he imagined or could desire. 

During the first days, they went along smoothly enough. 
The sea was not very unpropitious, the wind seemed 



2S0 AROUND THE WORLD IN EIGHTY DAYS. 

stationary in the north-cast, the sails were hoisted, and the 
"Henrietta" ploughed across the waves like a real trans- 
atlantic steamer. 

Passepartout was delighted. His master's last exploit, the 
consequences of which he ignored, enchanted him. Never had 
the crew seen so jolly and dexterous a fellow. He formed 
warm friendships with the sailors, and amazed them with 
his acrobatic feats. He thought they managed the vessel 
like gentlemen, and that the stokers fired up like heroes. 
His loquacious good-humour infected every one. He had 
forgotten the past, its vexations and delays. He only 
thought of the end, so nearly accomplished ; and sometimes 
he boiled over with impatience, as if heated by the furnaces 
of the " Henrietta." Often, also, the worthy fellow revolved 
around Fix, looking at him with a keen, distrustful eye; 
but he did not speak to him, for their old intimacy no 
longer existed. 

Fix, it must be confessed, understood nothing of what 
was going on. The conquest of the "Henrietta," the bribery 
of the crew, Fogg managing the boat like a skilled seaman, 
amazed and confused him. He did not know what to think. 
For, after all, a man who began by stealing fifty-five thousand 
pounds might end by stealing a vessel ; and Fix was not 
unnaturally inchned to conclude that the "Henrietta," under 
Fogg's command, was not going to Liverpool at all, but to 
some part of the world where the robber, turned into a 



AROUND THE WORLD IN EIGHTY DAYS. 28 1 

pirate, would quietly put himself in safety. The conjecture 
was at least a plausible one, and the detective began to 
seriously regretj^that he had embarked in the affair. 

As for Captain Speedy, he continued to howl and growl 
in his cabin ; and Passepartout, whose duty it was to carry 
him his meals, courageous as he was, took the greatest pre- 
cautions. Mr. Fogg did not seem even to know that there 
was a captain on board. 

On the 13th they passed the edge of the Banks of New- 
foundland, a dangerous locality ; during the winter, espe- 
cially, there are frequent fogs and heavy gales of wind. 
Ever since the evening before the barometer, suddenly fall- 
ing, had indicated an approaching change in the atmo- 
sphere ; and during the night the temperature varied, the 
cold became sharper, and the wind veered to the south- 
east. 

This was a misfortune. Mr. Fogg, in order not to deviate 
from his course, furled his sails and increased the force of 
the steam ; but the vessel's speed slackened, owing to the 
state of the sea, the long waves of which broke against the 
stern. She pitched violently, and this retarded her progress. 
The breeze little by little swelled into a tempest, and it was 
to be feared that the "Henrietta" might not be able to 
maintain herself upright on the waves. 

Passepartout's visage darkened with the skies, and for 
two days the poor fellow experienced constant fright. But 



282 AROUND THE WORLD IN EIGHTY DAYS. 



Phileas Focrcf was a bold mariner, and knew how to maintain 
headway against the sea ; and he kept on his course, with- 
out even decreasing his steam. The " Henrietta," wdien she 
could not rise upon the waves, crossed them, swamping her 
deck, but passing safely. Sometimes the screw rose out of 
the water, beating its protruding end, when a mountain of 
water raised the stern above the waves ; but the craft always 
kept straight ahead. 

The wind, however, did not grow as boisterous as might 
have been feared ; it was not one of those tempests which 
burst, and rush on with a speed of ninety miles an hour. It 
continued fresh, but, unhappily, it remained obstinately in 
the south-east, rendering the sails useless. 

The 1 6th of December was the seventy-fifth day since 
Phileas Fogg's departure from London, and the "Henrietta" 
had not yet been seriously delayed. Half of the voyage 
was almost accomplished, and the worst localities had been 
passed. In summer, success would have been w^ell-nigh 
certain. In winter, they were at the mercy of the bad 
season. Passepartout said nothing ; but he cherished hope 
in secret, and comforted himself with the reflection that, if 
the w^Ind failed them, they might still count on the steam. 

On this day the engineer came on deck, went up to Mr. 
Fogg, and began to speak earnestly with him. Without 
knowing why — it was a presentiment, perhaps — Passe- 
partout became vaguely uneasy. He would have given 



AROUND THE WORLD IN EIGHTY DAYS. 283 

one of his ears to hear with the other what the engineer 
was saying. He finally managed to catch a few words, 
and was sure he heard his master say, *' You are certain of 
what you tell me .'*" 

" Certain, sir," replied the engineer. " You must remem- 
ber that, since we started, we have kept up hot fires in all 
our furnaces, and though we had coal enough to go on short 
steam from New York to Bordeaux, we haven't enough to 
go with all steam from New York to Liverpool." 

" I will consider," replied Mr. Fogg. 

Passepartout understood it all ; he was seized with 
mortal anxiety. The coal was giving out ! '' Ah, if my 
master can get over that," muttered he, " he'll be a famous 
man !" He could not help Imparting to Fix what he had 
overheard. 

" Then you believe that we really are going to Liver- 
pool } " 

*' Of course." 

*'Ass!" replied the detective, shrugging his shoulders 
and turning on his heel. 

Passepartout was on the point of vigorously resenting 
the epithet, the reason of which he could not for the life of 
him comprehend ; but he reflected that the unfortunate 
Fix was probably very much disappointed and humiliated 
in his self-esteem, after having so awkwardly followed a 
false scent around the world, and refrained. 



2S4 AROUND THE WORLD IX EIGHTY DAYS. 

And now what course would Philcas Fogg adopt ? It 
was difficult to imagine. Nevertheless he seemed to have 
decided upon one, for that evening he sent for the engineer, 
and said to him, '' Feed all the fires until the coal is 
exhausted." 

A few moments after, the funnel of the "Henrietta "vomited 
forth torrents of smoke. The vessel continued to proceed 
with all steam on ; but on the 1 8th, the engineer, as he had 
predicted, announced that the coal would give out in the 
course of the day. 

'*Do not let the fires go down," replied I\Ir. Fogg. 
" Keep them up to the last. Let the valves be filled." 

Towards noon Phileas Fogg, having ascertained their 
position, called Passepartout, and ordered him to go for 
Captain Speedy. It was as if the honest fellow had been 
commanded to unchain a tiger. He went to the poop, 
saying to himself, " He will be like a madman ! " 

In a few moments, with cries and oaths, a bomb appeared 
on the poop-deck. The bomb was Captain Speedy. It 
was clear that he was on the point of bursting. '' Where 
are we.''" were the first words his anger permitted him to 
utter. Had the poor man been apoplectic, he could never 
have recovered from his paroxysm of wrath. 

" Where are we ^ " he repeated, with purple face. 

" Seven hundred and seventy miles from Liverpool," 
replied Mr. Fogg, with imperturbable calmness. 




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" Pirate ! " cried Captain Speedy. 

" I have sent for you, sir — " 

'' Pickaroon ! " 

'' — Sir," continued Mr. Fogg, "to ask you to sell me 
your vessel." 

" No ! By all the devils, no ! " 

*' But I shall be obliged to burn her." 

"Burn the ^Henrietta'!" 

" Yes ; at least the upper part of her. The coal has 
given out." 

"Burn my vessel!" cried Captain Speedy, who could 
scarcely pronounce the words. " A vessel worth fifty 
thousand dollars ! " 

" Here are sixty thousand," replied Phileas Fogg, hand- 
ing the captain a roll of bank bills. This had a prodigious 
eftect on Andrew Speedy. An American can scarcely 
remain unmoved at the sight of sixty thousand dollars. 
The captain forgot in an instant his anger, his imprison- 
ment, and all his grudges against his passenger. The 
" Henrietta " was twenty years old ; it was a great bargain. 
The bomb would not go off after all. Mr. Fogg had 
taken away the match. 

''And I shall still have the iron hull," said the captain 
in a softer tone. 

" The iron hull and the engine. Is it agreed V 

" Agreed." 



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And Andrew Speedy, seizing the bank-notes, counted 
them, and consigned them to his pocket. 

During this colloquy. Passepartout was as white as a 
sheet, and Fix seemed on the point of having an apoplectic 
fit. Nearly twenty thousand pounds had been expended, 
and Fogg left the hull and engine to the captain, that is, near 
the whole value of the craft ! It was true, however, that 
fifty-five thousand pounds had been stolen from the bank. 
When Andrew Speedy had pocketed the money, Mr. 
Fogg said to him, " Don't let this astonish you, sir. You 
must know that I shall lose twenty thousand pounds, 
unless I arrive in London by a quarter before nine on the 
evening of the 2ist of December. I missed the steamer 
at New York, and as you refused to take me to Liver- 
pool — " 

" And I did well ! " cried Andrew Speedy ; " for I have 
gained at least forty thousand dollars by it ! " He added, 
more sedately, " Do you know one thing. Captain — " 
"Fogg." 

'' Captain Fogg, you've got something of the Yankee 
about you." 

And, having paid his passenger what he considered a 
high compliment, he was going away, when Mr. Fogg 
said, *' The vessel now belongs to me ? " 

" Certainly, from the keel to the truck of the masts, — all 
the wood, that is." 



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" Very well. Have the interior seats, bunks, and frames 
pulled down, and burn them." 

It was necessary to have dry wood to keep the steam up 
to the adequate pressure, and on that day the poop, 
cabins, bunks, and the spare deck were sacrificed. On the 
next day, the 19th of December, the masts, rafts, and spars 
were burned; the crew worked lustily, keeping up the fires. 
Passepartout hewed, cut, and sawed away with all his 
^might. There was a perfect rage for demolition. 

The railings, fittings, the greater part of the deck, and 
top sides disappeared on the 20th, and the *' Henrietta " 
was now only a flat hulk. But on this day they sighted 
the Irish coast and Fastnet Light. By ten in the evening 
they were passing Queenstown. Phileas Fogg had only 
twenty-four hours more in which to get to London ; that 
length of time was necessary to reach Liverpool, with 
all steam on. And the steam was about to give out 
altogether ! 

" Sir," said Captain Speedy, who was now deeply in- 
terested in Mr. Fogg's project, " I really commiserate you. 
Everything is against you. We are only opposite Queens- 
town." 

**Ah," said Mr. Fogg, '^is that place where we see the 
lights Queenstown ?" 
" Yes." 
*' Can we enter the harbour ?" 



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"Not under three hours. Only at high tide." 

" Stay," repHed Mr. Fogg cahiily, without betraying in 
his features that by a supreme inspiration he was about to 
attempt once more to conquer ill-fortune. 

Oueenstown is the Irish port at which the transatlantic 
steamers stop to put off the mails. These mails are carried 
to Dublin by express trains always held in readiness 
to start ; from Dublin they are sent on to Liverpool by 
the most rapid boats, and thus gain twelve hours on the 
Atlantic steamers. 

Phileas Fogg counted on gaining twelve hours in the same 
way. Instead of arriving at Liverpool the next evening 
by the *' Henrietta," he would be there by noon, and would 
therefore have time to reach London before a quarter 
before nine in the evening. 

The *' Henrietta " entered Oueenstown harbour at one 
o'clock in the morning, it then being high tide ; and 
Phileas Fogg, after being grasped heartily by the hand by 
Captain Speedy, left that gentleman on the levelled hulk of 
his craft, which was still worth half what he had sold it 
for. 

The party went on shore at once. Fix was greatly 
tempted to arrest Mr. Fogg on the spot ; but he did not. 
Why ? What struggle was going on within him ? Had 
he changed his mind about ''his man .'^" Did he under- 
stand that he had made a grave mistake ? He did not. 




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however, abandon Mr. Fogg. They all got upon the train, 
which was just ready to start, at half-past one ; at dawn of 
day they were in Dublin ; and they lost no time in em- 
barking on a steamer which, disdaining to rise upon the 
waves, invariably cut through them. 

Phileas Fogg at last disembarked on the Liverpool quay, 
at twenty minutes before twelve, December 21st. He was 
only six hours distant from London. 

But at this moment Fix came up, put his hand upon Mr. 
Fogg's shoulder, and, showing his warrant, said, " You are 
really Phileas Fogg.^" 

" I am." 

" I arrest you in the Queen's name ! " 



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CHAPTER XXXIV. 

IN WHICH PHILEAS FOGG AT LAST REACHES LONDON. 

Phileas Fogg was in prison. He had been shut up in 
the Custom House, and he was to be transferred to London 
the next day. 

Passepartout, when he saw his master arrested, would 
have fallen upon Fix, had he not been held back by some 
policemen. Aouda was thunderstruck at the suddenness of 
an event which she could not understand. Passepartout 
explained to her how it was that the honest and courageous 
Fogg was arrested as a robber. The young woman's heart 
revolted against so heinous a charge, and when she saw 
that she could attempt or do nothing to save her protector, 
wept bitterly. 

As for Fix, he had arrested Mr. Fogg because it was his 
duty, whether Mr. Fogg were guilty or not. 

The thought then struck Passepartout, that he was the 
cause of this new misfortune ! Had he not concealed Fix's 



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errand from his master ? When Fix revealed his true 
character and purpose, why had he not told Mr. Fogg.^ If 
the latter had been warned, he would no doubt have given 
Fix proof of his innocence, and satisfied him of his mistake ; 
at least. Fix would not have continued his journey at the 
expense and on the heels of his master, only to arrest him 
the moment he set foot on English soil. Passepartout 
wept till he was blind, and felt like blowing his brains 
out. 

Aouda and he had remained, despite the cold, under the 
portico of the Custom House. Neither wished to leave 
the place ; both were anxious to see Mr. Fogg again. 

That gentleman was really ruined, and that at the 
moment when he was about to attain his end. This arrest 
was fatal. Having arrived at Liverpool at twenty minutes 
before twelve on the 21st of December, he had till a quarter 
before nine that evening to reach the Reform Club, that is, 
nine hours and a quarter ; the journey from Liverpool to 
London was six hours. 

If any one, at this moment, had entered the Custom 
House, he would have found Mr. Fogg seated, motionless, 
calm, and without apparent anger, upon a wooden bench. 
He was not, it is true, resigned ; but this last blow failed 
to force him into an outward betrayal of any emotion. 
Was he being devoured by one of those secret rages, all 
the more terrible because contained, and which only burst 

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forth, with an irresistible force, at the last moment ? No 
one could tell. There he sat, calmly waiting — for what ? 
Did he still cherish hope ? Did he still believe, now that 
the door of this prison was closed upon him, that he would 
succeed ? 

However that may have been, Mr. Fogg carefully put 
his watch upon the table, and observed its advancing hands. 
Not a word escaped his lips, but his look was singularly set 
and stern. The situation, in any event, w^as a terrible one, 
and might be thus stated : If Phileas Fogg was honest, he 
was ruined. If he was a knave, he was caught. 

Did escape occur to him ? Did he examine to see if 
there were any practicable outlet from his prison } Did he 
think of escaping from it ? Possibly ; for once he walked 
slowly around the room. But the door was locked, and the 
window heavily barred with iron rods. He sat down again, 
and drew his journal from his pocket. On the line where 
these words were written, ''December 21st, Saturday, 
Liverpool," he added, "80th day, 11.40 A.M.," and waited. 

The Custom House clock struck one. Mr. Fogg observed 
that his watch was two hours too fast. 

Two hours ! Admitting that he was at this moment 
taking an express train, he could reach London and the 
Reform Club by a quarter before nine, P.M. His forehead 
slightly wrinkled. 

At thirty-three minutes past two he heard a singular 



AROUND THE WORLD IN EIGHTY DAYS. 293 

noise outside, then a hasty opening of doors. Passe- 
partout's voice was audible, and immediately after that of 
Fix. Phileas Fogg's eyes brightened for an instant. 

The door swung open, and he saw Passepartout, Aouda, 
and Fix, who hurried towards him. 

Fix was out of breath, and his hair was in disorder. He 
could not speak. ^'Sir," he stammered, "sir — forgive me 
— a most — unfortunate resemblance — robber arrested three 
days ago — you — are free !" 

Phileas Fogg was free ! He walked to the detective, 
looked him steadily in the face, and with the only rapid 
motion he had ever made in his life, or which he ever would 
make, drew back his arms, and with the precision of a 
machine, knocked Fix down. 

"Well hit!" cried Passepartout. " Parbleu ! that's what 
you might call a good application of English fists !" 

Fix, who found himself on the floor, did not utter a word. 
He had only received his deserts. Mr. Fogg, Aouda, and 
Passepartout left the Custom House without delay, got 
into a cab, and in a few moments descended at the 
station. 

Phileas Fcgg asked if there was an express train 
about to leave for London. It was forty minutes past 
two. The express train had left thirty- five minutes 
before. 

Phileas Fogg then ordered a special train. 



294 AROUND THE WORLD IN EIGHTY DAYS. 

There were several rapid locomotives on hand ; but the 
railway arrangements did not permit the special train to 
leave until three o'clock. 

At that hour Phileas Fogg, having stimulated the 
engineer by the offer of a generous reward, at last set 
out towards London with Aouda and his faithful servant. 

It was necessary to make the journey in five hours and 
a half; and this would have been easy on a clear road 
throughout. But there wxre forced delays, and when Mr. 
Fogg stepped from the train at the terminus, all the clocks 
in London were striking ten minutes before nine.^ 

Having made the tour of the world, he was behindhand 
five minutes. He had lost the wager ! 

1 A somewhat remarkable eccentricity on the part of the London clocks! — 
Translator. 







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CHAPTER XXXV. 

IN WHICH PHILEAS FOGG DOES NOT HAVE TO REPEAT 
HIS ORDERS TO PASSEPARTOUT TWICE. 

The dwellers in Saville Row would have been surprised, 
the next day, if they had been told that Phileas Fogg had 
returned home. His doors and windows were still closed ; 
no appearance of change was visible. 

After leaving the station, Mr. Fogg gave Passepartout 
instructions to purchase some provisions, and quietly went 
to his domicile. 

He bore his misfortune with his habitual tranquillity. 
Ruined ! And by the blundering of the detective ! After 
having steadily traversed that long journey, overcome a 
hundred obstacles, braved many dangers, and still found 
time to do some good on his way, to fail near the goal 
by a sudden event which he could not have foreseen, and 
against Avhich he was unarmed ; it was terrible ! But a 
few pounds were left of the large sum he had carried 



296 AROUND THE WORLD IN EIGHTY DAYS. 

with him. There onl}' remained of his fortune the twenty 
thousand pounds deposited at Barings, and this amount 
he owed to his friends of the Reform Chib. So great 
had been the expense of his tour, that, even had he won, 
it would not have enriched him ; and it is probable that he 
had not sought to enrich himself, being a man who rather 
\aid wagers for honour's sake than for the stake proposed. 
But this wager totally ruined him. 

Mr. Fogg's course, however, was fully decided upon ; he 
knew what remained for him to do. 

A room in the house in Saville Row was set apart for 
Aouda, who was overwhelmed with grief at her protector's 
misfortune. From the words which Mr. Fogg dropped, she 
saw that he was meditating some serious project. 

Knowing that Englishmen governed by a fixed idea 
sometimes resort to the desperate expedient of suicide. 
Passepartout kept a narrow watch upon his master, 
though he carefully concealed the appearance of so 
doing. 

First of all, the worthy fellow had gone up to his room, 
and had extinguished the gas-burner, w'hich had been 
burning for eighty days. He had found in the letter-box 
a bill from the gas company, and he thought it more 
than time to put a stop to this expense, w^iich he had been 
doomed to bear. 

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sleep ? Aouda did not once close her eyes. Passepartout 
watched all night, like a faithful dog, at his master's door. 

Mr. Fogg called him in the morning, and told him to 
get Aouda's breakfast, and a cup of tea and a chop for 
himself He desired Aouda to excuse him from breakfast 




PASSEPARTOUT PUTTING OUT THE GAS-LIGHT. 



and dinner, as his time would be absorbed all day in 
putting his affairs to rights. In the evening he would ask 
permission to have a few moments' conversation with the 
young lady. 

Passepartout, having received his orders, had nothing 



298 AROUND THE WORLD IN EIGHTY DAYS. 

to do but obey them. He looked at his Imperturbable 
master, and could scarcely bring his mind to leave him. 
His heart was full, and his conscience tortured by remorse; 
for he accused himself more bitterly than ever of being the 
cause of the irretrievable disaster. Yes ! if he had warned 
]\Ir. Fogg, and had betrayed Fix's projects to him, his 
master would certainly not have given the detective pas- 
sage to Liverpool, and then — 

Passepartout could hold in no longer. 

"]\Iy master! ]\Ir. Fogg!" he cried, " why do you not 
curse me ? It was my fault that — " 

" I blame no one," returned Phileas Fogg, with perfect 
calmness. " Go ! " 

Passepartout left the room, and went to find Aouda, to 
whom he delivered his master's message. 

" Madam," he added, *' I can do nothing myself — 
nothing ! I have no influence over my master ; but you, 
perhaps — " 

"What Influence could I have }" replied Aouda. "Mr. 
Fogg Is influenced by no one. Has he ever understood 
that my gratitude to him is overflowing } Has he ever 
read my heart ? My friend, he must not be left alone an 
Instant ! You say he is going to speak with me this 
evening?" 

*' Yes, madam ; probably to arrange for your protection 
and comfort In England." 



AROUND THE WORLD IN EIGHTY DAYS. 299 

"We shall see," replied Aouda, becoming suddenly 
pensive. 

Throug-hout this day (Sunday) the house In Saville 
Row was as if uninhabited, and Phileas Fogg, for the 
first time since he had lived In that house, did not set 
out for his club when Westminster clock struck half-past 
eleven. 

Why should he present himself at the Reform ? His 
friends no longer expected him there. As Phileas Fogg 
had not appeared In the saloon on the evening before 
(Saturday, the 21st of December, at a quarter before nine), 
he had lost his wager. It was not even necessary that he 
should go to his bankers for the twenty thousand pounds ; 
for his antagonists already had his check in their hands, 
and they had only to fill it out and send it to the Barings 
to have the amount transferred to their credit. 

Mr. Fogg, therefore, had no reason for going out, and so 
he remained at home. He shut himself up in his room, 
and busied himself putting his affairs in order. Passe- 
partout continually ascended and descended the stairs. 
The hours were long for him. He listened at his master's 
door, and looked through the keyhole, as if he had a perfect 
right so to do, and as If he feared that something terrible 
might happen at any moment. Sometimes he thought of 
Fix, but no longer in anger. Fix, like all the world, had 
been mistaken in Phileas Fogg, and had only done his 



300 AROUXD THE WORLD IN EIGHTY DAYS. 

dut}' in tracking and arresting him ; while he, Passepar- 
tout — This thought haunted him, and he never ceased 
cursing his miserable folly. 

Finding himself too wretched to remain alone, he 
knocked at Aouda's door, went into her room, seated 
himself, without speaking, in a corner, and looked ruefully 
at the young woman. Aouda w^as still pensive. 

About half-past seven in the evening Mr. Fogg sent to 
know if xA-ouda would receive him, and in a few moments he 
found himself alone with her. 

Phileas Fogg took a chair, and sat down near the fire- 
place, opposite Aouda. No emotion was visible on his 
face. Fogg returned was exactly the Fogg who had gone 
away ; there was the same calm, the same impassi- 
bility. 

He sat several minutes without speaking ; then, bending 
his eyes on Aouda, " Madam," said he, "will you pardon 
me for bringing you to England .^" 

" I, Mr. Fogg!" replied Aouda, checking the pulsations 
of her heart. 

*' Please let me finish," returned Mr. Fogg. " When I 
decided to bring you far away from the country which was 
so unsafe for you, I was rich, and counted on putting a 
portion of my fortune at your disposal ; then your exist- 
ence would have been free and happy. But now I am 
ruined." 



AROUND THE WORLD IN EIGHTY DAYS. 3OI 

'^ I know it, Mr. Fogg," replied Aouda ; '' and I ask you, 
in my turn, will you forgive me for having followed you, 
and — who knows ? — for having, perhaps, delayed you, and 
thus contributed to your ruin .'*" 

" Madam, you could not remain in India, and your safety 
could only be assured by bringing you to such a distance 
that your persecutors could not take you." 

'' So, Mr. Fogg," resumed Aouda, '' not content with 
rescuing me from a terrible death, you thought yourself 
bound to secure my comfort in a foreign land .^" 

" Yes, madam ; but circumstances have been against 
me. Still, I beg to place the little I have left at your 
service." 

'' But what will become of you, Mr. Fogg V' 

" As for me, madam," replied the gentleman, coldly, " I 
have need of nothing." 

" But how do you look upon the fate, sir, which awaits 
you .'*" 

" As I am in the habit of doing." 

"At least," said Aouda, "want should not overtake a 
man like you. Your friends — " 

" I have no friends, madam." 

" Your relatives — " 

" I have no longer any relatives." 

" I pity you, then, Mr. Fogg, for solitude is a sad thing, 
with no heart to which to confide your griefs. They say, 



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though, that misery itself, shared by two sympathetic souls, 
may be borne with patience." 

" They say so, madam." 

" ]\Ir. Fogg," said Aouda, rising, and seizing his hand, 
^' do you wish at once a kinswoman and friend ^ Will you 
have me for your wife } " 

Mr. Fogg, at this, rose in his turn. There was an un- 
wonted light in his eyes, and a slight trembling of his lips. 
Aouda looked into his face. The sincerity, rectitude, firm- 
ness, and sweetness of this soft glance of a noble woman, 
w^ho could dare all to save him to whom she owed all, at 
first astonished, then penetrated him. He shut his eyes for 
an instant, as if to avoid her look. When he opened them 
again, " I love you ! " he said, simply. " Yes, by all that Is 
holiest, I love you, and I am entirely yours!" 

" Ah 1 " cried Aouda, pressing his hand to her heart. 

Passepartout was summoned and appeared Immediately. 
Mr. Fogg still held Aouda's hand in his own ; Passepartout 
understood, and his big, round face became as radiant as 
the tropical sun at Its zenith. 

Mr. Fogg asked him if It was not too late to notify 
the Reverend Samuel Wilson, of Marylebone Parish, that 
evening. 

Passepartout smiled his most genial smile, and said, 
" Never too late." 

It was five minutes past eight. 



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" Will it be for to-morrow, Monday ? " 

" For to-morrow, Monday," said Mr. Fogg, turning to 
Aouda. 

" Yes ; for to-morrow, Monday," she replied. 

Passepartout hurried off as fast as his legs could carry 
him. 



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CHAPTER XXXVI. 

IN WHICH PHILEAS FOGG'S NAME IS ONCE MORE AT A 
PREMIUM ON 'CHANGE. 

It is time to relate what a change took place in English 
public opinion, when it transpired that the real bank- 
robber, a certain James Strand, had been arrested, on the 
17th of December, at Edinburgh. Three days before, 
Phileas Fogg had been a criminal, who was being despe- 
rately followed up by the police; now he was an honour- 
able gentleman, mathematically pursuing his eccentric 
journey round the world. 

The papers resumed their discussion about the wager ; 
all those who had laid bets, for or against him, revived 
their interest, as if by magic ; the " Phileas Fogg bonds " 
again became negotiable, and many new wagers were 
made. Phileas Fogg's name was once more at a premium 
on 'Change. 

His five friends of the Reform Club passed these three 



AROUND THE WORLD IN EIGHTY DAYS. 305 

days in a state of feverish suspense. Would Phileas Fogg, 
whom they had forgotten, reappear before their eyes! Where 
was heat this moment ^ The 17th of December, the day 
of James Strand's arrest, was the seventy-sixth since 
Phileas Fogg's departure, and no news of him had been 
received. Was he dead ? Had he abandoned the effort, 
or was he continuing his journey along the route agreed 
upon ? And would he appear on Saturday, the 21st of 
December, at a quarter before nine in the evening, on the 
threshold of the Reform Club saloon ? 

The anxiety in which, for three days, London society 
existed, cannot be described. Telegrams were sent to 
America and Asia for news of Phileas Fogg. Messengers 
were despatched to the house in Saville Row morning and 
evening. No news. The police were ignorant what had 
become of the detective. Fix, who had so unfortunately 
followed up a false scent. Bets increased, nevertheless, in 
number and value. Phileas Fogg, like a racehorse, was 
drawing near his last turning-point. The bonds were 
quoted, no longer at a hundred below par, but at twenty, 
at ten, and at five ; and paralytic old Lord Albemarle bet 
even in his favour. 

A great crowd was collected in Pall iVIall and the 
neighbouring streets on Saturday evening ; it seemed like 
a multitude of brokers permanently established around the 
Reform Club. Circulation was impeded, and everywhere 

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disputes, discussions, and financial transactions were going- 
on. The police had great difficulty in keeping back the 
crowd, and as the hour when Phileas Fogg was due ap- 
proached, the excitement rose to its highest pitch. 

The five antagonists of Phileas Fogg had met in the 
great saloon of the club. John Sullivan and Samuel 
Fallentin, the bankers, Andrew Stuart, the engineer, 
Gauthier Ralph, the director of the Bank of England, 
and Thomas Flanagan, the brewer, one and all waited 
anxiously. 

When the clock indicated twenty minutes past eight, 
Andrew Stuart got up, saying, "Gentlemen, in twenty 
minutes the time agreed upon between Mr. Fogg and our- 
selves will have expired." 

*'What time did the last train arrive from Liverpool.^" 
asked Thomas Flanagan. 

" At twenty-three minutes past seven," replied Gauthier 
Ralph ; " and the next does not arrive till ten minutes 
after twelve." 

"Well, gentlemen," resumed Andrew Stuart, "if Phileas 
Fogg had come in the 7.23 train, he would have got 
here by this time. We can therefore regard the bet 
as won." 

" Wait ; don't let us be too hasty," replied Samuel 
Fallentin. "You know that Mr. Fogg is very eccentric. 
His punctuality is well known ; he never arrives too soon. 



AROUND THE WORLD IN EIGHTY DAYS. 307 

or too late ; and I should not be surprised if he appeared 
before us at the last minute." 

"Why," said Andrew Stuart nervously, " if I should see 
him, I should not believe it was he." 

" The fact is," resumed Thomas Flanagan, " Mr. Fogg's 
project was absurdly foolish. Whatever his punctuality, 
he could not prevent the delays which were certain to 
occur ; and a delay of only two or three days would be 
fatal to his tour." 

" Observe, too," added John Sullivan, " that we have 
received no intelligence from him, though there are tele- 
graphic lines all along his route." 

"He has lost^ gentlemen," said Andrew Stuart, — "he 
has a hundred times lost ! You know, besides, that the 
* China ' — the only steamer he could have taken from New 
York to get here in time — arrived yesterday. I have seen 
a list of the passengers, and the name of Phileas Fogg is 
not among them. Even if we admit that fortune has 
favoured him, he can scarcely have reached America. I 
think he will be at least twenty days behindhand, and 
that Lord Albemarle will lose a cool five thousand." 

" It is clear," replied Gauthier Ralph ; " and we have 
nothing to do but to present Mr. Fogg's check at Barings 
to-morrow," 

At this moment, the hands of the club clock pointed to 
twenty minutes to nine. 

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308 AROUND THE WORLD IN EIGHTY DAYS. 

** Five minutes more," said Andrew Stuart. 

The five gentlemen looked at each other. Their anxiety 
was becoming- intense ; but, not wishing to betray it, 
they readily assented to Mr. Fallentin's proposal of a 
rubber. 

" I wouldn't give up my four thousand of the bet," said 
Andrew Stuart, as he took his seat, '* for three thousand 
nine hundred and ninety-nine." 

The clock indicated eighteen minutes to nine. 

The players took up their cards, but could not keep their 
eyes off the clock. Certainly, however secure they felt, 
minutes had never seemed so long to them ! 

'' Seventeen minutes to nine," said Thomas Flanagan, 
as he cut the cards which Ralph handed to him. 

Then there was a moment of silence. The great saloon 
was perfectly quiet ; but the murmurs of the crowd outside 
were heard, with now and then a shrill cry. The pendulum 
beat the seconds, which each player eagerly counted, as he 
listened, with mathematical regularity. 

"Sixteen minutes to nine!" said John Sullivan, in 
a voice which betrayed his emotion. 

One minute more, and the wager would be won. Andrew 
Stuart and his partners suspended their game. They left 
their cards, and counted the seconds. 

At the fortieth second, nothing. At the fiftieth, still 
nothing. 




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At the fifty-fifth, a loud cry was heard in the street, 
followed by applause, hurrahs, and some fierce growls. 

The players rose from their seats. 

At the fifty-seventh second the door of the saloon 
opened ; and the pendulum had not beat the sixtieth 
second when Phileas Fogg appeared, followed by an 
excited crowd who had forced their way through the 
club doors, and in his calm voice, said, " Here I am, 
gentlemen ! " 



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CHAPTER XXXVII. 

IN WHICH IT IS SHOWN THAT PHILEAS FOGG GAINED 
NOTHING BY HIS TOUR AROUND THE WORLD, UNLESS 
IT WERE HAPPINESS. 

Yes ; Phlleas Fogg in person. 

The reader will remember that at five minutes past eight 
in the evening — about five and twenty hours after the 
arrival of the travellers in London — Passepartout had been 
sent by his master to engage the services of the Reverend 
Samuel Wilson in a certain marriage ceremony, which was 
to take place the next day. 

Passepartout went on his errand enchanted. He soon 
reached the clergyman's house, but found him not at home. 
Passepartout waited a good twenty minutes, and when he 
left the reverend gentleman, it was thirty-five minutes past 
eight. But in what a state he was ! With his hair in dis- 
order, and without his hat, he ran along the street as never 
man was seen to run before, overturning passers-by, 
rushing over the sidewalk like a waterspout. 




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In three minutes he was in Saville Row again^ and 
staggered breathlessly into I\Ir. Fogg's room. 

He could not speak. 

"What is the matter ? " asked Mr. Fogg. 

" My miaster ! " gasped Passepartout, — " marriage — 
impossible — " 

" Impossible } " 

" Impossible — for to-morrow." 

" Why so } " 

" Because to-morrow — is Sunday ! " 

" Monday," replied Mr. Fogg. 

" No — to-day — is Saturday." 

" Saturday .'' Impossible ! " 

" Yes, yes, yes, yes ! " cried Passepartout. '* You have 
made a mistake of one day! We arrived twenty-four 
hours ahead of time ; but there are only ten minutes 
left ! " 

Passepartout had seized his master by the collar, and 
was dragging him along with irresistible force. 

Phileas Fogg, thus kidnapped, without having time to 
think, left his house, jumped into a cab, promised a 
hundred pounds to the cabman, and, having run over two 
dogs and overturned five carriages, reached the Reform 
Club. 

The clock indicated a quarter before nine when he 
appeared in the great saloon. 



312, AROUND THE WORLD IN EIGHTY DAYS. 

Phileas Fogg had accomplished the journey round the 
world in eighty days ! 

Phileas Fogg had won his wager of twenty thousand 
pounds ! 

How was it that a man so exact and fastidious could 
have made this error of a day ? How came he to think 
that he had arrived in London on Saturday, the twenty- 
first day of December, when it was really Friday, the 
twentieth, the seventy-ninth day only from his depar- 
ture ? 

The cause of the error is very simple. 

Phileas Fogg had, without suspecting it, gained one day 
on his journey, and this merely because he had travelled 
constantly eastivard ; he would, on the contrary, have lost 
a day, had he gone in the opposite direction, that is, 
westward. 

In journeying eastward he had gone towards the sun, 
and the days therefore diminished for him as many times 
four minutes as he crossed degrees in this direction. There 
are three hundred and sixty degrees on the circumference 
of the earth ; and these three hundred and sixty degrees, 
multiplied by four minutes, gives precisely twenty-four hours 
— that is, the day unconsciously gained. In other words, 
while Phileas Fogg, going eastward, saw the sun pass the 
meridian eighty times, his friends in London only saw it 
pass the meridian seventy-nine times. This is why they 



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awaited him at the Reform Club on Saturday, and not 
Sunday, as Mr. Fogg thought. 

And Passepartout's famous family watch, which had 
always kept London time, would have betrayed this fact, 
if it had marked the days as well as the hours and 
minutes ! 

Phileas Fogg, then, had won the twenty thousand pounds ; 
but as he had spent nearly nineteen thousand on the way, 
the pecuniary gain was small. His object was, however, to 
be victorious, and not to win money. He divided the one 
thousand pounds that remained between Passepartout and 
the unfortunate Fix, against whom he cherished no grudge. 
He deducted, however, from Passepartout's share the cost 
of the gas which had burned in his room for nineteen 
hundred and twenty hours, for the sake of regularity. 

That evening, Mr. Fogg, as tranquil and phlegmatic as 
ever, said to Aouda, " Is our marriage still agreeable to 
you .?" 

" Mr. Fogg," replied she, " it is for me to ask that 
question. You were ruined, but now you are rich 
again," 

** Pardon me, madam ; my fortune belongs to you. If 
you had not suggested our marriage, my servant would not 
have gone to the Reverend Samuel Wilson's, I should not 
have been apprised of my error, and — " 

''Dear Mr. Fogg !" said the young woman. 

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314 AROUND THE WORLD IN EIGHTY DAYS. 

" Dear Aouda !" replied Phlleas Fogg. 

It need not be said that the marriage took place forty- 
eight hours after, and that Passepartout, glowing and 
dazzling, gave the bride away. Had he not saved her, 
and was he not entitled to this honour ? 

The next day, as soon as it was light. Passepartout rapped 
vigorously at his master's door. Mr. Fogg opened it, and 
asked, "What's the matter. Passepartout.^" 

"What is it, sir.? Why, I've just this instant found 
out—" 

"What.?" 

" That we might have made the tour of the world in only 
seventy-eight days." 

" No doubt," returned Mr. Fogg, " by not crossing India. 
But if I had not crossed India, I should not have saved 
Aouda ; she would not have been my wife, and — " 

Mr. Fogg quietly shut the'door. 

Phileas Fogg had won his wager, and had made his journey 
around the world in eighty days. To do this, he had em- 
ployed every means of conveyance — steamers, railways, 
carriages, yachts, trading-vessels, sledges, elephants. The 
eccentric gentleman had throughout displayed all his mar- 
vellous qualities of coolness and exactitude. But what 
then .? What had he really gained by all this trouble ? 
What had he brought back from this long and weary 
journey ? 



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Nothing, say you ? Perhaps so ; nothing but a charming 
woman, who, strange as it may appear, made him the 
happiest of men ! 

Truly, would you not for less than that make the tour 
around the world ? 

utiNTRAL CIRCULATION 

CHILDREN'S ROOM 



THE END. 



GILBERT AND RIVINGTON, PRINTERS, ST. JOHN'S SQUARE, LONDON.