By Jules Verne
Jules Verne's vintage technological know-how fiction story sends Professor Von Hardwigg, his nephew Harry, and their consultant Hans via a crater in Iceland and into the earth. because the team explores what's under the outer crust, they come across many unusual and lovely attractions. Their travels from Iceland to Italy discover a misplaced international, remarkable creatures, and unsafe adventures lower than us. sign up for the trek within the Calico Illustrated Classics version of Verne's A trip to the heart of the Earth.
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Now lukewarm, we could drink it without difficulty or delay. After breakfast, my uncle planned to devote hours to putting his notes in order. “I want to be able to make a map of our journey once we return to the upper regions. ” “Yes,” uncle said. “I have been careful to note the angles and slopes. ” “I don’t disagree with that,” my uncle said. “Then by all laws, the temperature should be 2,732 degrees and this granite would have melted,” I said. My uncle shrugged. ” “The temperature is only 82 degrees,” I said.
We resumed our journey downward through the second gallery. As usual, Hans went first. After only 100 yards, the Professor carefully examined the walls. ” he said. But we walked on for hours. The walls changed and became hard with stone. The light around us dimmed. 44 We were surrounded, walled in by an immense prison of granite beside, above, and below our feet! By eight o’clock there was still no sign of water. My sufferings were horrible. I listened keenly for sounds of a spring, but heard none.
When I moved my hand away, I saw that it was covered in black. ” I cried. ” We stopped to eat, but I was too thirsty to eat anymore. All I could think about was water and how I suffered without it. We only had Hans’s gourd left, half full for three of us. 35 36 While my uncle and Hans were able to sleep, I lay counting the hours until morning. At six o’clock on Saturday morning, we continued our journey. In only twenty minutes of walking, we came upon a large tunnel. From its size, I could tell that man had nothing to do with it.
A Journey to the Center of the Earth by Jules Verne