Around the World in Eighty Days - Study Guide Chapter 3 Summary & Analysis

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Phileas Fogg arrives at the Reform Club in time for breakfast. While reading his newspaper, Fogg's attention is captured by his usual whist partner's conversation pertaining to the robbery at the Bank of England. The game began with his usual group of players, and the discussion continues about the burglary of 50,000 pounds from the bank. The players discuss the fact that the bank is assuming that the robber is a gentleman. If this robber is a gentlemen of means, the players speculate that the robber will out wit the detectives by hiding any where in the world.

As the men discuss this speculation, a disagreement breaks out that one cannot travel around the world in a limited amount of time. At this point, Fogg states that one can travel around the world in eighty days. The men will not believe this statement and only one of Fogg's...

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