Study Guide

Around the World in Eighty Days Chapter 5

By Jules Verne

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Chapter 5

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  • News is spreading about Phileas taking on "the challenge" of racing around the world in eighty days or under (He's become quite the celebrity in London.).
  • Nobody really thinks he can do it, except the ladies who appreciate his rashness and bold adventurous spirit—cue sighing and fainting.
  • There are more bets (surprise, surprise) around the gambling clubs in England for and against Phileas completing his journey.
  • One Detective Fix of Scotland Yard has been sent to follow and apprehend Phileas Fogg on charges of suspected bank robbery.
  • People are starting to think that Phileas Fogg just might be the robber in question because of his odd ways and his similarity in features to the thief.

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