Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Quote me Tuesday: Around the World in Eighty Days.


The last two weeks I have been reading "Around the World In Eighty Days" by Jules Verne, I was rather disappointed when it was done because it was such a good book.

My favorite character was  Passepartout. He never ceased to amaze me on what he could do.


Sir Francis would have liked to read Phileas Fogg's eyes. What was this cool Englishman thinking of? Was he planning to make a rush for the young woman at the very moment of the sacrifice, and boldly snatch her from her executioners? This would be utter folly, and it was hard to admit that Fogg was such a fool. Sir Francis consented, however, to remain to the end of this terrible drama. The guide led them to the rear of the glade, where they were able to observe the sleeping groups.
 Meanwhile Passepartout, who had perched himself on the lower branches of a tree, was resolving an idea which had at first struck him like a flash, and which was now firmly lodged in his brain. He had commenced by saying to himself, "What folly!" and then he repeated, "Why not, after all? It's a chance perhaps the only one; and with such sots!" Thinking thus, he slipped, with the suppleness of a serpent, to the lowest branches, the ends of which bent almost to the ground.

Verne, Jules (2009-10-04). Around the World in 80 Days (Kindle Locations 854-857). Public Domain Books. Kindle Edition.




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