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PLOT ANALYSIS ON AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 DAYS BY JULES VERNE

CHAPTER 4 SUMMARY
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PHILEAS FOGG THE ROBBER?
8. The figure is Passepartout who comes towards Fix to
Practice 1
Rewrite the following synopsis by replacing every underlined
verb with its past tense form.
1. Phileas Fogg and his butler Passepartout travel on the
steamer Mongolia.
2. They are due to arrive at the Suez Canal at 11 a.m.
3. A detective named Fix is waiting with the British

ask for directions to the British passport office.


9. At the same instance, Passepartout hands Fix Phileas
Foggs passport that he is instructed to get stamped.
10. He tells Passepartout to ask the owner of the passport
who is Phileas Fogg to go to the passport office in
person so as to establish his identify.
11. Passepartout goes back to the steamer Mongolia to

diplomat to locate Phileas Fogg who they suspect will


fetch Phileas Fogg.
be on the steamer.
4. Detective Fix scrutinise the passers-by in order to

12. Detective Fix heads to the diplomats office to relate the

identify Phileas Fogg.


5. The British diplomat doubts that he will be able to trace

incident about the passport.


13. He asks the diplomat not to stamp Fogg passport if he

Fogg just from the description provided to him.


6. Fix claims that he has the sixth sense criminals.
7. Suddenly, a figure pushes through the crowd and

came.
14. Fix intends to keep Fogg there in Suezs until the
warrant

heads
towards Fix and the diplomat.
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for his arrest arrives.


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PLOT ANALYSIS ON AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 DAYS BY JULES VERNE

CHAPTER 4 SUMMARY
:
PHILEAS FOGG THE ROBBER?
15. The diplomat objects as there is no

24. Fix begins questioning Passepartout about Phileas

reason to refuse Phileas Fogg.


16. While they are discussing about the passport, a knock

Fogg.
25. Passepartout says he does not know much of his

is heard at the door.


17. Fogg and his butler Passepartout enter and request for

master as he has just started working for him the day

his passport to be stamped.


18. Unnoticed, Fix sits at one corner and observes Fogg
closely.
19. The diplomat tells Fogg that he really does not need his

they leave for the journey around the world.


26. Passepartout explains the he is sent on a task of
buying some new shorts.
27. Passepartout relates that they are in a hurry when they
leave that they do not carry any trunks but only a

passport or a visa there at the Suez Canal.


20. Fogg explains that he needs it as evidence that he is
there.
21. After Fogg and Passepartout leave the diplomats
office, Fix goes in search of Passepartout.
22. He is hoping that Passepartout will start talking and
provide him with the information he needs.
23. Fogg goes straight to his cabin and records the journey
that he has already completed.
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carpet bag.
28. Passepartout also reveals that he does not (quite)
believe his masters motive of travelling around the
world is because of a wager.
29. He says that it could be because of some other motive
instead.

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PLOT ANALYSIS ON AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 DAYS BY JULES VERNE

CHAPTER 4 SUMMARY
:
PHILEAS FOGG THE ROBBER?
30. Passepartout adds that Fogg is
carrying an enormous sum of brand new bank notes in
his carpet bag.
31. The hasty departure, the large sum carried and the
enthusiasm to reach distant countries only confirms
Fix in his theory that Phileas Fogg is the robber.
32. Fix leaves Passepartout and heads back to the
diplomats office to request that a warrant of arrest be
dispatched from London straight to Bombay where

Match the bold words (between sentence number 23


until 32) with its following meaning:
Words
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8

Synonyms
tells
is going
verifies
large
goes
eagerness
rushed
sent

9
1

finished
reason

Phileas Fogg is heading.


Practice 2

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