London, 1872. When Phileas Fogg receives an anonymous, hand-delivered postcard, with only the message ‘COWARD’ written on the back, he is shaken to the core. So much so that he takes on a wager against his friend Bellamy to prove that he can travel around the world in eighty days. He sets off with his new valet, Jean Passepartout, with journalist Abigail Fix joining him to document the journey.
Our trio land in the heart of the Italian countryside and hitch a ride on the train to Brindisi. But on board, Fogg encounters an arrogant bully who is challenged by Fogg’s easy rapport with his young, grieving son. Passepartout is struggling to process what happened in Paris and Fix is concerned that she may have backed the wrong horse.
When our trio find themselves stranded on the coast of Yemen, Fogg decides to take a risk and travel across the Empty Quarter with a guide, leaving Fix behind. But when their guide turns out to be a thief, Fogg and Passepartout are abandoned in the desert, and find themselves caught in a sandstorm.
When the train tracks run out across India, our trio find themselves stranded in the village of Narupani which is busy preparing for a wedding--until British soldiers come to arrest the groom, a sepoy who has gone AWOL. Fogg attempts to intercede on the sepoy’s behalf. Meanwhile, Passepartout’s loyalties are split, and in the wake of her discovery in the desert, Fix finds herself rudderless.
Our trio arrive in colonial Hong Kong, only to find that Fogg is unable to access his bank account. Passepartout suspects he knows the cause of the delay. When they meet the Governor and his wife, Fogg is sure he’ll be able to ask them for help with their onward journey. Meanwhile, Fix realizes that her latest article has been published, and is the reason for Fogg’s new-found fame.
Aboard the Carnatic, our trio are cast overboard into the Pacific Ocean by a strange man. Washed up on a desert island, Fogg is at his lowest, horrified at having brought Fix and Passepartout into this doomed adventure. As our trio focus on survival, they are forced to share secrets that split them apart. Will they be able to set aside their differences and survive their time on the island?
Abigail `Fix' Fortescue
Riveting classic adventure has drinking, peril, gambling.
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