Sunday, December 11, 2011

Around the World in 80 Days - 16

When you look at the image above, what is the first thing that comes to your mind? What place is this? Who were the people kept in this place?


Around the World in 80 Days
Summary (Chapter 16-The Wager is Lost!)


Phileas is in the prison. He is confined in the Custom House lock up. Aouda is shocked by Phileas’ arrest whereas, Passepartout feels guilty. While Phileas sits in prison, he calmly watches the hands of a watch move ahead. The thought of trying to escape the prison does cross his mind but there is no way out. While everything seems against him, suddenly Fix and Passepartout come inside his cell. Fix apologises to Phileas, saying that the real robber, James Strand was arrested three days ago and that Phileas is free to go. Phileas gives Fix a punch that knocks him right down.



Passepartout, Phileas and Aouda then go to Liverpool Station. Since the express train to London had already left, Phileas hires a special train and gives the driver an incentive to reach England as fast as possible. But, the train faces all kinds of insurmountable delays and when Phileas steps onto the platform in England, the clocks are striking ten minutes before nine. He thinks he has reached five minutes late. He thinks he has lost his wager.





Characters:

1. Phileas Fogg

2. Passepartout

3. Detective Fix

4. Aouda

5. monsieur

6. butler

7. policeman

8. bank robber

9. James Strand, the real bank robber

10.clerk

11.station manager

12.three world travellers



Setting (Places):

1. prison

2. Custom House

3. London

4. Reform Club

5. Liverpool

6. cell

7. Edinburgh

8. train station



Tasks:

1. Write out the page of Phileas' journal entry that he writes when he is in the cell.

2. Draw the images of clocks in the train station showing the time when Phileas steps onto the platform in London.



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