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Around the World in Eighty Days Chapter 33

By Jules Verne

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Chapter 33

In which Phileas Fogg shows himself equal to the occasion

  • After a day at sea, Fogg bribes the entire crew to let him be the captain, then he locks the real captain in his cabin and directs the ship to Liverpool.
  • The ship is caught in a hurricane and they lose more time.
  • To speed things up, Phileas orders parts of the ship burned as fuel for the steam engines.
  • He pays the captain a great deal of money, and the captain allows him to do whatever he wants with the ship.
  • The ship reaches Queenstown Harbor with only six hours until the deadline.
  • The minute the group steps foot on English soil, Fix arrests Fogg.

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