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Around the World in Eighty Days Chapter 32

By Jules Verne

Chapter 32

In which Phileas Fogg engages in a direct struggle with bad fortune

  • Passepartout and Aouda lose hope of ever making it back to England in time, but Phileas, being his resourceful self, lodges the group in a hotel in order to think and rest.
  • No one is able to sleep because of severe anxiety (except, of course, for Fogg).
  • In the morning, Phileas scours the docks looking for a ship. He finds a trading vessel, and the captain agrees to take them as far as Bordeaux for a very large sum of money.