By Jules Verne
One ill-fated night on the Reform membership, Phileas Fogg rashly bets his partners that he can commute round the whole globe in precisely 80 days -- and he's made up our minds to not lose. Breaking the well-established regimen of his way of life, the reserved Englishman instantly units off for Dover, accompaned by means of his hot-blooded manservant Passepartout. touring by means of educate, steamship, sailboat, sledge, or even elephant, they need to conquer storms, kidnappings, average failures, Sioux assaults, and the dogged Inspector repair of Scotland backyard -- who believes that Fogg has robbed the financial institution of britain -- to win the extreme bet. all over the world in eighty Days gripped audiences on its book and is still highly renowned, combining exploration, experience, and an exhilarating race opposed to time.
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Ravelstein was still un able to walk and had only the partial use of his arms and of his hands. He could smoke, he could dial numbers on the telephone--otherwise he was, in the French expression he preferred, _hors d'usage__. As soon as Nikki arrived, Rosamund and I left and waited outside. After a time Nikki came out with tears on his face. He very seldom discussed Ravelstein with me or other friends. He accepted us because we had been vetted by Abe. We were the people Abe talked to about matters he, Nikki, was not interested in.
She does the work as well as anybody. Her Greek is more than adequate, and she doesn't miss a thing, understands the texts perfectly well. Very nervous and unsure about herself. And she's very attractive, isn't she. " He didn't know it, but I had been, for once, ahead of him. wasn't going to have Ravelstein vet Rosamund for me. I couldn't let him arrange my marriage as he did for his students. If he lacked all feeling for you, he didn't give a damn what you did. But if you were one of his friends it was a bad idea, he thought, for you to take things into your own hands.
But Abe and I, happy to see each other again after so many months, hardly gave a thought to Vela, or to Ravelstein's impropriety in barging into the bedroom. He should at least have knocked. It was her bedroom, as she was to remind me. I might have known from the dainty anger of her running that Ravelstein was guilty of an outrage. I was unwilling to take her notions of good conduct into account. She said afterward that she could never forgive him for blundering into her room. Why did he rush in without warning, before she was dressed?
Around the World in 80 Days (AUK Classics) by Jules Verne