By Jules Verne, William Henry Giles Kingston
The Mysterious Island tells the interesting tale of 5 americans stranded on an uncharted island within the South Pacific. in the course of the American Civil conflict, Richmond, Virginia used to be the capital of the accomplice States of the United States. 5 northern prisoners of struggle choose to get away Richmond in a slightly strange approach - by means of hijacking a balloon. After flying in stormy climate for numerous days, the gang crash-lands on a unknown, cliff-bound, volcanic island. eventually, Captain Nemo performs a massive position within the solution of this novel. [C:\Users\Microsoft\Documents\Calibre Library]
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In short, they sometimes went faster than they liked, and had some difficulty in keeping their feet; but hope gave them strength, for it was not at random that they made their way along the shore. They had no doubt that Neb had found his master, and that he had sent them the faithful dog. But was the engineer living, or had Neb only sent for his companions that they might render the last duties to the corpse of the unfortunate Harding? After having passed the precipice, Herbert, the reporter, and Pencroft prudently stepped aside to stop and take breath.
However, they were obliged to give up, for this night at least, the attempt to procure fire. Gideon Spilett repeated, for the twentieth time, that Cyrus Harding would not have been troubled for so small a difficulty. And, in the meantime, he stretched himself in one of the passages on his bed of sand. Herbert, Neb, and Pencroft did the same, while Top slept at his master's feet. " This was his uppermost thought. " "I think I am able to try it," replied the engineer, who, without much effort, rose and stood upright.
Again asked the reporter. " "I wish I could think like you, Mr. " Having said this, the sailor returned to the Chimneys. A good fire crackled on the hearth. Herbert had just thrown on an armful of dry wood, and the flame cast a bright light into the darkest parts of the passage. Chapter 7 32 Pencroft immediately began to prepare the dinner. It appeared best to introduce something solid into the bill of fare, for all needed to get up their strength. The strings of couroucous were kept for the next day, but they plucked a couple of grouse, which were soon spitted on a stick, and roasting before a blazing fire.
The Mysterious Island: Dropped From the Clouds (1875) by Jules Verne, William Henry Giles Kingston