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Around the world in 80 days
|by Jules Verne|
|The Reform Club|
|But one day...|
On October 2nd Fogg reads in the Morning Chronicle that a well-dressed gentleman with good manners
|The wager (le pari)|
| Fogg leaves the Reform Club immediately, prepares a bag and puts £20,000 in Passepartout's bag.|
At 8.45 pm they take at Charing Cross Station a train for France. Seven days later they are in Suez.
In Suez the detective Fix is looking for the gentleman thief.
|bachelor: a man who has never been married / single||upstanding: honourable, respectable|
|on the stroke of 11.30: at exactly 11.30||whist: a card game, the ancestor of bridge|
|fellow club members: members of the same club||schedule: the list of things that you have to do and when you have to do them|
Fogg and Passepartout get on the train but Fix stays in Bombay.
The priests start the fire. Through the smoke Fogg sees something beautiful.
The rest of the trip is delayed by storms at sea, an Indian attack in the American West.
But what Fogg has really gained during this expedition is Aouda's love.
|to delay: to cause to be late (retarder)|
|to mistake sb for sb: to think that one person is someone else|
|nevertheless: in spite of that (néanmoins)|
Map of the trip
|London||Suez||Bombay||Calcutta||Hong-Kong||Yokohama||San Francisco||New York||London|
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