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Around the World in Eighty Days Chapter 16

By Jules Verne

Chapter 16

In which Fix does not seem to understand in the least what is said to him

  • The ship has 3,500 miles to go between Calcutta and Hong Kong. During this time, Aouda becomes better acquainted with Phileas Fogg. She thinks he's an "automaton." He reassures her that they'll find her cousin in Hong Kong.
  • The ship passes the Great Andaman and the Straits of Malacca.
  • Fix plans to arrest Fogg in Hong Kong. However, he makes a friend of Passepartout and gets him talking. Passepartout tells Fix about what happened in India and that Aouda will be accompanying them to Hong Kong.