Friday, December 23, 2011

Around the World in 80 Days - 5



By refering to the first map, try to label the Red Sea in the second map. also, try to guess where the Indian Ocean is and label it in the second map.


Around the World in 80 Days

Summary (Chapter 5-Phileas Fogg Travels Across the Red Sea and the Indian Ocean)


The Mongolia leaves for Aden on schedule. Unlike Phileas who cares little about sightseeing, Passpartout enjoys the scenery very much. Fix meets Passepartout again, lying to him that he is an agent for the Peninsular and Oriental Company. Fix tries to get Passepartout to talk more about Phileas but he actuallu knows very little of his master. The Mongolia passes Mocha, drives through the Strait of Bab-el Mandeb, and then stops at Aden for more coal. Phileas has his passport stamped once again, this time in Aden. after five days they reach Bombay.


Mr Fogg bids goodbye to his card partners, gives his servant several errands to do and he himself goes to the passport office. Having his passport stamped at the passport office, Phileas Fogg sets off for the railway station, where he orders dinner. Fix too has gone on shore shortly after Mr Fogg, and his first destination is the Bombay police station. He finds that the warrant has not reached the office. Fix is disappointed, and tries to obtain an order of arrest from the director of the Bombay police but is refused as the matter concerns the London police. He has to find another way to catch him.


Meanwhile, Passepartout goes around the city. His curiosity draws him farther off than he intends to go. He goes near a temple. He is ignorant that it is forbidden for Christians to enter certain Indian temples, and that even the faithful must not go in without taking off their shoes.


Passepartout, however, goes in the temple like a simple tourist. He suddenly finds himself sprawling on the floor, three enraged priests, who pull off his shoes, and begin to beat him while yelling at him in strange language. Somehow, he manages to escape. Five minutes before eight, Passepartout, hatless, shoeless, rushes breathlessly into the station. Phileas is not happy with his butler when he is made known of the matter.


Fix is about to board the same train, when an idea strucks him, which induces him to alter his plan. An offence has been committed on Indian soil and he sends a telegram to Culcutta, telling the police there to expect Mr Fogg and Passepartout. Then Fix books himself the next train to Culcutta.




Characters:

1. Phileas Fogg

2. Passepartout

3. Detective Fix

4. London police

5. robber

6. the police

7. girls in pretty costumes

8. foreigners

9. three angry men


Setting (Places):

1. Suez

2. Aden

3. deck

4. Reform Club

5. Bombay, India

6. Mocha

7. Strait of Bab-el Mandeb

8. passport office

9. Culcutta

10.Bombay police station

11.Bombay busy street

12.crowded market squares

13.temple

14.railway station


Tasks:

1. List down all the things and scenes that Passepartout sees on the Bombay's busy streets.

2. Write the content of the telegram sent by Fix to the police in Culcutta.

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