Around the World in 80 Days: Chapters 17-20

Chapter 17: Showing What Happened on the Voyage from Singapore to Hong Kong.
Fix suspects that Passepartout has guessed his identity and purpose!
Chapter 18: In Which Phileas Fogg, Passepartout, and Fix Go Each About His Business.
Bad weather causes some delays, but an alternate means of conveyance is found. Fogg discovers that Aouda’s relative no longer lives in Hong Kong.
  • Vocabulary: tempest, squall, tranquility, unpropitious, exasperate, obstinate, flotilla
  • Discussion questions from Trail Guide
Chapter 19: In Which Passepartout Takes a Too Great Interest in His Master, and What Comes of It. Fix seeks to detain Fogg until the warrant arrives in Hong Kong and tries to enlist Passepartout to help him do so. 
  • Vocabulary: parterres, inveigh, tavern, sot, cadaverous, despicable, vice, stringent, waylay, conspiracy, accomplish, raillery, complicity, presumptions.
  • Discussion questions from Trail Guide.
Chapter 20: In Which Fix Comes Face to Face With Phileas Fogg.
Phileas Fogg and Aouda miss the Carnatic and Passepartout is nowhere to be found! Fix follows along as the Fogg attempts to charter another vessel.
  • Vocabulary:  remonstrance, perusal, vexation, brigantine, jib, 
  • Discussion questions from Trail Guide.
  • Writing: Jules Verne once again shows his mastery of creating meaning through the names that he assigns to both people and things! Imagine a boat named the Tankadere. Can you visualize it? Draw a picture of how you envision the Tankadere to have appeared. Use the description on page 161 to help you. 


  1. I think we're going to have to read this book!

  2. Thank you for sharing about these trail guides! I don't think I would have looked at them further without hearing about them from you. I visited their booth at our homeschool conference and was hooked!

    We are going to use the US one next year (though my daughter really wanted to do the world). We are studying Presidents though so the US is a good fit!

    Thank you!

    If you ever want to talk about FIAR, please email me. I've been using it for many years (since 1997) and was a vendor for them for 10 years. I love it and am happy to answer any questions.


  3. You're welcome, Leslie. I hope you enjoy it! I'm sure I will be emailing you about FIAR. I thought I would look through their website first and see what I can find out. Thank you for your willingness to help! :-)