By Jules Verne

Jules Verne's vintage technological know-how fiction story sends Professor Von Hardwigg, his nephew Harry, and their advisor Hans via a crater in Iceland and into the earth. because the crew explores what's lower than the outer crust, they stumble upon many unusual and beautiful points of interest. Their travels from Iceland to Italy discover a misplaced global, notable creatures, and hazardous adventures less than us. subscribe to the trek within the Calico Illustrated Classics variation of Verne's A trip to the heart of the Earth.

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Hans moved forward with his usual quiet character. I did nothing but complain and despair. My only consolation was that such defeat would probably stop our journey. As I feared from the beginning, our water supply ran out on our first day’s march. The temperature was stifling and I was so exhausted that several times I almost fell. Hans and my uncle did their best to comfort me. There are 39 times during this that I do not remember what happened. It was more like a horrible dream. At last, on Tuesday, July eighth at ten in the morning, after spending hours crawling, we arrived back at the crossroads of tunnels.

The next morning we woke fresh and ready for action. Our tunnel became horizontal. Rather than going down, we were walking straight. But after three hours I stopped. ” I asked. My uncle shook his head, unwilling to believe me. I followed Hans. Even though my uncle didn’t want to believe we were going up, I was thankful that it appeared that the path was taking us back to Earth’s surface. At about twelve o’clock, the rocky sides of the walls changed. Where they had been made of lava before, they were now of living rock!

It is the very last! I took care of it at the bottom of my bottle, resisting over and over to drink it. ” My uncle said, “I knew that you would fall down half dead when we reached this crossroads. ” “Thanks from my heart,” I cried. My strength partially recovered, I was able to speak. “Well, there is no doubt now that with our water utterly gone, our journey is at an end. ” My uncle spoke aloud, but to himself. “Go back? ” “Yes, without losing a moment,” I cried. ” I asked. ” the professor cried.

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