A fellow gets hung for a handful of shillings! Passepartout jumped at each advance; but the Indian declined to be tempted. 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! Yet the good ship ploughed straight on, unretarded by wind or wave, towards the straits of Bab-el-Mandeb. 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. When adventurous Englishman Phileas Fogg Niven makes an incredible wager in 1872 that he can circle the globe in eighty days, he embarks on a fantastic journey with his valet Cantinflas and encounters high adventure, romance, unending obstacles and daring escapes amidst wondrous and breathtaking scenic beauty. Passepartout remained alone in the house in Saville Row.
Here is a cheque for the amount. 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. I am one of the agents of the Peninsular Company. As soon as the robbery was 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. Fogg's whist partners on the Mongolia, now on his way to join his corps at Benares. 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 the enterprise of M. A tax-collector, on the way to his post at Goa; the Rev.
Of course, he could not have his eyes everywhere. 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. In India, Fogg and Passepartout rescue young widow Princess Aouda from. Fogg has been fingered as the culprit in a bank robbery, and a detective in hot pursuit is trailing them as they cross every continent. Fogg has been fingered as the culprit in a bank robbery, and a detective in hot pursuit is trailing them as they cross every continent. I assure you it will be quite the thing for him to do; but I hope you will not visa the passport.
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 that his master's whim would end at Bombay. He certainly was not a manufacturer; nor was he a merchant or a gentleman farmer. He presented himself, and was accepted, as has been seen. 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 venture were eagerly devoured by all classes of readers. Fogg, played whist by the hour together in absorbing silence.
On the contrary, broke in Ralph, I hope we may put our hands on the robber. Already he began to worry about possible delays, and accidents which might happen on the way. But Phileas Fogg, who was not travelling, but only describing a circumference, took no pains to inquire into these subjects; he was a solid body, traversing an orbit around the terrestrial globe, according to the laws of rational mechanics. 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. 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.
The Parsee perched himself on the elephant's neck, and at nine o'clock they set out from the village, the animal marching off through the dense forest of palms by the shortest cut. 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 were light, his forehead compact and unwrinkled, his face rather pale, his teeth magnificent. The chase scene was missing from this version too which reduced the running time to 167 minutes. He repaired at once to the dining-room, the nine windows of which were 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. 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.
The polished gentleman disappeared to give place to the bank robber. When the wind came from the African or Asian coast the Mongolia, with her long hull, rolled fearfully. 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 sort of abandoned monasteries , and marvellous temples enriched by the exhaustless ornamentation of Indian architecture. Passepartout heard the street door shut once; it was his new master going out. 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 Malabar Hill, with its two polygonal towers-- he cared not a straw to see them.
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. 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 idealised. It was at least certain that Phileas Fogg had not absented himself from London for many years. Is it uncommon for the best ocean steamers to be two or three days behind time? All 650 had their skin color altered with dye. 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.
Certainly an Englishman, it was more doubtful whether Phileas Fogg was a Londoner. What a domestic and regular gentleman! He was, in short, the least communicative of men. 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. Passepartout, desirous of respecting the gentleman whom he served, ventured a mild remonstrance on such conduct; which, being ill-received, he took his leave. He certainly was not a manufacturer; nor was he a merchant or a gentleman farmer.