|" Phileas Fogg is a very punctual person. He is extremely wealthy, straight forward, and even eccentric. Like any regular day, he walked into a club, met with some friends, and in conversation, places a bet of 20000 pounds, saying that he can travel around the world in 80 days. Of course, back then, this would have been near to impossible, for they didn't have the technology we have today. If he fails to make it back to the club in exactly 80 days, he will lose half of his fortune.
Accompanied by his new, but loyal, as well as trustworthy servant, Passepartout, they embark on a magnificent journey which takes them through Asia, and all the way into the United States. While on their journey, they rescue an Indian woman, Ms. Aouda, from a sacrificial ritual. Fogg has given his word to get the woman to safety in Japan to her relatives. However, when they find out that her relative didn't live there anymore, she has no choice but to accompany the two on their journey.
Back in London however, there has been a bank robbery, where the thief got away with a total grand amount of 50000 pounds! The police's suspicion arouses on to Mr. Fogg, who they think has made up an excuse to travel around the world in 80 days, in order to get away from the arms of law. Thus, a private detective is sent out to follow Phileas Fogg, gather evidence against him, and wait for an arrest warrant to throw him into jail. This of course delays Fogg's progress.
Mr. Fogg who has little time to spare must now gets back to the club within the time given, or he will lose half of his fortune, along with the other half which he has spent on his wild journey. With natural phenomena's and the investigator against him, he must use his punctuality to win the bet. Will he get back to the club in time? Find out by getting a copy of this magnificent classic!
Walid Khalid, Resident Scholar