Around the World in Eighty Days - Chapter 12 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 12 Summary

The journey is continued on Kiouni's back and with a couple of howdahs, which are very uncomfortable for Fogg, Sir Francis, and Passepartout. The distance that the elephant covers is astounding, and he shows no fatigue during short breaks to eat, drink, and rest. The journey goes smoothly as they are passing through land that belongs to independent rajahs instead of the British government. The travelers pass the night in an abandoned hut, while Kiouni sleeps outside against a tree.

The next morning, the travelers continue their journey through a dense jungle only to have Kiouni stop suddenly. The Parsee guide jumps down to investigate and returns to urge the elephant into a thicket for cover from a group of Brahmin pilgrims. As the group passes their hiding spot, the travelers note that they are carrying a religious statue of the goddess Kali...

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