Around the World in Eighty Days

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CHAPTER XXIV
DURING WHICH MR. FOGG AND PARTY CROSS THE PACIFIC OCEAN

WHAT happened when the pilot-boat came in sight of Shanghai will be easily guessed. The signals made by the "Tankadere" had been seen by the captain of the Yokohama steamer, who, espying the flag at halfmast, had directed his course towards the little craft. Phileas Fogg, after paying the stipulated price of his passage to. John Bunsby, and rewarding that worthy with the additional sum of five hundred and fifty pounds, ascended the steamer with Aouda and Fix; and they started at once for Nagasaki and Yokohama.

They reached their destination on the morning of the 14th of November. Phileas Fogg lost no time in going on board the "Carnatic," where he learned, to Aouda's great delight--and perhaps to his own, though he betrayed no emotion--that Passepartout, a Frenchman, had really arrived on her the day before.

The San Francisco steamer was announced to leave that very evening, and it became necessary to find Passepartout, if possible, without delay. Mr. Fogg applied in vain to the French and English consuls,

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