The Children of Captain Grant by Jules Verne Book Review

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The Children of Captain Grant by Jules Verne Book Review

Lord Glenarvan of Malcom Castle is finishing initial sea trials on his new sailing yacht. THE DUNCAN.

Three masted, steam powered, screw driven, ocean going sea vessel with crew of twenty sailors.

It was Lord Glenarvan’s intention to present the ship to his new wife, Lady Helena, upon which they would spend the next year making a grand tour.

A message in a bottle is found. Captain Grant’s children are summoned, Lady Helena insists they exchange their grand tour for the rescue of Captain Grant.

The DUNCAN is prepared. Provisioning and coaling complete, the ship weighs anchor for Patagonia.

Patagonia is a dream. We cross the South American Continent, the DUNCAN redoubles the Horn and awaits our arrival.

We steam to Australia. The convict Ben Joyce forces us to separate from the DUNCAN. We make our way to New Zealand by way of shipwreck.

The Maoris almost make a meal of us.

We are reunited with our beloved DUNCAN.

We find our way to the Island of Maria Therasa in the middle of the Pacific. The DUNCAN lies off shore awaiting the new day orb.

Mary and Robert are on the poop deck, the fog mixes with the sound of shore breakers. Upon my word, the voice of Captain Grant is heard on the waves.

Providence saves, the DUNCAN is a bad ass yacht.

All expense paid adventure on the thirty seventh parallel.

The Children of Captain Grant by Jules Verne book review

My highlights and annotations:

Chapter 205: CHAPTER I THE SHARK
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Highlight: Lady Helena soon joined her husband on deck, quite charmed at the prospect of such exciting sport.
Notes: Deep sea fishing for hammerhead shark on family yacht.

Chapter 207: CHAPTER III THE CAPTAIN’S CHILDREN
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Highlight: He had the DUNCAN built expressly that he might take his bride to the most beautiful lands in the world,
Notes: God bless this man’s yacht.

Chapter 207: CHAPTER III THE CAPTAIN’S CHILDREN
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Highlight: LORD GLENARVAN’S fortune was enormous, and he spent it entirely in doing good.
Notes: God bless.

Chapter 207: CHAPTER III THE CAPTAIN’S CHILDREN
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Highlight: I’m proof against sorrow.

Chapter 209: CHAPTER V THE DEPARTURE OF
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Chapter 210: CHAPTER VI AN UNEXPECTED PASSENGER
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Highlight: Edward,” said his wife, “you are the best of men.”

Chapter 210: CHAPTER VI AN UNEXPECTED PASSENGER
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Highlight: nyctalopes, or people who have a peculiar construction of the eye, which makes the sight imperfect in the day and better at night.

Chapter 210: CHAPTER VI AN UNEXPECTED PASSENGER
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Chapter 211: CHAPTER VII JACQUES PAGANEL IS
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Highlight: The French traveler had mistaken his vessel, and gone on board while the crew were attending the service at St. Mungo
Notes: French man accidental stow away.

Chapter 211: CHAPTER VII JACQUES PAGANEL IS
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Highlight: DESIDERATA
Notes: Something needed or wanted.

Chapter 211: CHAPTER VII JACQUES PAGANEL IS
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Notes: India

Chapter 212: CHAPTER VIII THE GEOGRAPHER’S RESOLUTION
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Highlight: In 1813, 22,000 pipes of wine were made there, and in 1845 the number fell to 2,669. It is a grievous spectacle!
Notes: Madeira wine production issues.

Chapter 212: CHAPTER VIII THE GEOGRAPHER’S RESOLUTION
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Highlight: what can be nobler than to bring science to the service of humanity?
Notes: BDSM face mask on children.

Chapter 213: CHAPTER IX THROUGH THE STRAITS
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Highlight: Patagonia, which means ‘great feet’ in Spanish,

Chapter 214: CHAPTER X THE COURSE DECIDED
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Highlight: anthropophagi!
Notes: Canibal.

Chapter 215: CHAPTER XI TRAVELING IN CHILI
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Highlight: The torrents provide them with water in the mountains, and the rivulets in the plains, which they improve by the addition of a few drops of rum, and each man carries a supply of this in a bullock’s horn, called CHIFFLE.
Notes: Water treatment with Rum.

Chapter 215: CHAPTER XI TRAVELING IN CHILI
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Highlight: The only viands on which travelers can regale themselves are dried meat, rice seasoned with pimento, and such game as may be shot en route.
Notes: Apocalypse science.

Chapter 215: CHAPTER XI TRAVELING IN CHILI
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Highlight: GUASSOS, the degenerate offspring of Indians and Spaniards,

Chapter 215: CHAPTER XI TRAVELING IN CHILI
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Highlight: seventy-eight parts of copper and twenty-two of tin.”
Notes: How to make church bell.

Chapter 219: CHAPTER XV THALCAVE
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Highlight: As long as he could get beef and horses, he cared for nothing else.

Chapter 220: CHAPTER XVI THE NEWS OF
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Highlight: The LAZO is always retained in the hand. It is simply a rope, thirty feet long, made of tightly twisted leather, with a slip knot at the end,
Notes: Lasso from Patagonia.

Chapter 220: CHAPTER XVI THE NEWS OF
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Highlight: Es mio padre.

Chapter 220: CHAPTER XVI THE NEWS OF
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Highlight: What an intelligent race! All my explanations would have been lost on nineteen in every twenty of the peasants in my own country.

Chapter 221: CHAPTER XVII A SERIOUS NECESSITY
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Highlight: The geologist would find rich treasures in the tertiary strata here, for it is full of antediluvian remains — enormous bones, which the Indians attribute to some gigantic race that lived in a past age.
Notes: Argentine Pampas.

Chapter 221: CHAPTER XVII A SERIOUS NECESSITY
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Highlight: I have heard that, in South America, the wind greatly irritates the nervous system.”

Chapter 222: CHAPTER XVIII IN SEARCH OF
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Highlight: encomium.
Notes: A speech or writing that praises someone or something.

Chapter 225: CHAPTER XXI A FALSE TRAIL
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Highlight: He was happy, and as Goethe says, “Nothing that makes us happy is an illusion.

Chapter 226: CHAPTER XXII THE FLOOD
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Highlight: coppice.
Notes: Cutting tree or shrub to ground level to stimulate growth.

Chapter 226: CHAPTER XXII THE FLOOD
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Highlight: an immense towering wave was seen advancing over the plain, and changing the whole country into an ocean.

Chapter 228: CHAPTER XXIV PAGANEL’S DISCLOSURE
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Highlight: Impossible?” returned Paganel. “That is a word we don’t allow in France.
Notes: Fake revolution for lizard literature.

Chapter 228: CHAPTER XXIV PAGANEL’S DISCLOSURE
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Highlight: the best geographers have agreed to call the island the Australian Continent.

Chapter 228: CHAPTER XXIV PAGANEL’S DISCLOSURE
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Highlight: He likes to eat an Indian best, and next to him a negro, then a mulatto, and last of all a white man.”

Notes: Jaguar. American tiger.

Chapter 228: CHAPTER XXIV PAGANEL’S DISCLOSURE
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Highlight: The fewer one’s comforts, the fewer one’s needs; and the fewer one’s needs, the greater one’s happiness.

Chapter 228: CHAPTER XXIV PAGANEL’S DISCLOSURE
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Highlight: Scheherazade,
Notes: Arabian Nights

Chapter 229: CHAPTER XXV BETWEEN FIRE AND
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Highlight: The entire atmosphere was charged to the utmost with electricity, the presence of which sent a thrill through the whole nervous system of all animated beings.

Chapter 229: CHAPTER XXV BETWEEN FIRE AND
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Highlight: wonderful jets of arborescent light.

Chapter 229: CHAPTER XXV BETWEEN FIRE AND
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Highlight: Besides, I need not tell you, friend, that learned men tell us never to take refuge under trees during a storm.

Chapter 232: CHAPTER I A NEW DESTINATION
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Highlight: going over incident by incident, the entire march from one ocean to another, the pass of the Andes, the earthquake, the disappearance of Robert, his capture by the condor, Thalcave’s providential shot, the episode of the red wolves, the devotion of the young lad, Sergeant Manuel, the inundations, the caimans, the waterspout, the night on the Atlantic shore

Chapter 232: CHAPTER I A NEW DESTINATION
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Highlight: it is only human to make a mistake, while to persist in it, a man must be a fool.
Notes: Face mask people still in power over me.

Chapter 233: CHAPTER II TRISTAN D’ACUNHA AND
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Highlight: The children of these heterogeneous households are very disagreeable compounds of Saxon stiffness and African blackness.

Chapter 234: CHAPTER III CAPE TOWN AND
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Highlight: Twenty miles of desert separate men more than five hundred miles of ocean.

Chapter 234: CHAPTER III CAPE TOWN AND
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Highlight: Ah! the sea! the sea!” exclaimed Paganel, “it is the field par excellence for the exercise of human energies, and the ship is the true vehicle of civilization.

Chapter 234: CHAPTER III CAPE TOWN AND
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Highlight: I should begin a new life; I should hunt and fish; I should choose a grotto for my domicile in Winter and a tree in Summer. I should make storehouses for my harvests: in one word, I should colonize my island.”

Chapter 234: CHAPTER III CAPE TOWN AND
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Highlight: Man is made for society and not for solitude, and solitude can only engender despair. It is a question of time.

Chapter 235: CHAPTER IV A WAGER AND
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Highlight: From 1606 to 1862, more than fifty have been engaged in exploring along the coast and in the interior.
Notes: Explore and own.

Chapter 237: CHAPTER VI A HOSPITABLE COLONIST
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Highlight: whole acres covered with bristling ears of corn, hay-ricks in the shape of large bee-hives, blooming orchards, a fine garden worthy of Horace, in which the useful and agreeable were blended; then came sheds; commons wisely distributed, and last of all, a plain comfortable dwelling-house, crowned by a joyous-sounding mill, and fanned and shaded by its long sails as they kept constantly moving round.

Chapter 237: CHAPTER VI A HOSPITABLE COLONIST
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Highlight: a man who, weary of the miseries of his country, had come, with his family, to seek fortune and happiness beyond the seas.

Notes: Behind enemy lines. Nowhere to run.

Chapter 237: CHAPTER VI A HOSPITABLE COLONIST
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Highlight: From Scotch to Irish is but a handsbreadth.
Notes: What is the difference?

Chapter 237: CHAPTER VI A HOSPITABLE COLONIST
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Highlight: Whoever is sober and industrious, honest and economical, gets on.
Notes: Face mask and vaccine required.

Chapter 237: CHAPTER VI A HOSPITABLE COLONIST
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Highlight: been under cultivation for two years, he had five hundred acres cleared by his own hands, and five hundred head of cattle. He was his own master, after having been a serf in Europe, and as independent as one can be in the freest country in the world.

Notes: Take me to the asylum.

Chapter 237: CHAPTER VI A HOSPITABLE COLONIST
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Highlight: The whole territory of South Australia is divided into lots, each containing eighty acres, and these are granted to colonists by the government. Any industrious man, by proper cultivation, can not only get a living out of his lot, but lay by pounds 80 a year.

Notes: Face mask and vaccine required.

Chapter 238: CHAPTER VII THE QUARTERMASTER OF
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Highlight: Indeed, it has been noticed that a falsehood has sometimes gained ground by being exceedingly particular in minutiae.
Notes: Covid is the flu.

Chapter 238: CHAPTER VII THE QUARTERMASTER OF
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Highlight: M. De Lesseps,

Chapter 238: CHAPTER VII THE QUARTERMASTER OF
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Highlight: For a whole month he subsisted on roots, edible ferns and mimosa gums,
Notes: Apocalypse science

Chapter 238: CHAPTER VII THE QUARTERMASTER OF
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Highlight: There could not possibly be the least doubt now of Ayrton’s identity, for it would have been difficult to account for his possession of the document if he were not the man named in it.
Notes: Vaccine passport in your veins.

Chapter 238: CHAPTER VII THE QUARTERMASTER OF
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Highlight: What we all think, dear Edward,” replied Lady Helena, turning toward her companions; “let us be off at once.
Notes: Resume adventure.

Chapter 238: CHAPTER VII THE QUARTERMASTER OF
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Highlight: In the first place, I beg leave to say I am not an Englishman,” replied Glenarvan.

Chapter 240: CHAPTER IX A COUNTRY OF
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Highlight: Here and there they noticed a species of sheep peculiar to New Holland — sheep with pig’s heads,

Chapter 240: CHAPTER IX A COUNTRY OF
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Highlight: incomparable docility.
Notes: Fake men in face mask.

Chapter 241: CHAPTER X AN ACCIDENT
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Highlight: M. Olbinett prepared the evening meal with his accustomed punctuality, and after this was dispatched, the travelers disposed themselves for the night in the wagon and in the tent, and were soon sleeping soundly, notwithstanding the melancholy howling of the “dingoes,” the jackals of Australia.

Chapter 241: CHAPTER X AN ACCIDENT
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Chapter 241: CHAPTER X AN ACCIDENT
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Highlight: 25th of December, the Christmas Day so dear to English hearts.

Chapter 242: CHAPTER XI CRIME OR CALAMITY
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Highlight: Great tracks of blood, scattered limbs, charred trunks of bodies, showed here and there; none could guess how many victims lay dead and mangled under those ruins.

Notes: Train crash.

Chapter 243: CHAPTER XII TOLINE OF THE
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Highlight: The Australian aborigines are gentle and inoffensive, never exhibiting the fierce hatred toward their conquerors which characterizes the New Zealanders, and possibly a few of the races of Northern Australia.

Chapter 243: CHAPTER XII TOLINE OF THE
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Highlight: All Oceanica belongs to the English.

Chapter 243: CHAPTER XII TOLINE OF THE
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Highlight: does the moon belong to England, too?”
“She will, some day,” replied the young savage, gravely.

Chapter 244: CHAPTER XIII A WARNING
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Highlight: The forests of the Oceanic continent do not in the least resemble the forests of the New World;

Chapter 244: CHAPTER XIII A WARNING
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Highlight: There is nothing more intelligent than a leaf.”

Chapter 244: CHAPTER XIII A WARNING
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Highlight: A brave man wouldn’t care a bit for them!”
Notes: FBI sellouts

Chapter 245: CHAPTER XIV WEALTH IN THE
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Highlight: They managed their immense property with rare ability and uncommon energy.

Chapter 245: CHAPTER XIV WEALTH IN THE
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Highlight: Here are some thousands, young men. Go to a distant colony;
and start some useful settlement there.

Chapter 245: CHAPTER XIV WEALTH IN THE
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Highlight: Ten thousand acres of ground, admirably cultivated, produced harvests of native productions and exotics, and several millions of animals fattened in the fertile pastures.

Chapter 248: CHAPTER XVII THE PLOT UNVEILED
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Highlight: Better to meet a tiger on the plain than a serpent in the grass.

Chapter 248: CHAPTER XVII THE PLOT UNVEILED
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Highlight: Happily the unmasked bandit was less to be feared than the traitor.
Notes: Hurumph hurumph.

Chapter 249: CHAPTER XVIII FOUR DAYS OF
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Highlight: and the brave sailor rejoiced in being able to give his Lordship this proof of devotion.

Chapter 249: CHAPTER XVIII FOUR DAYS OF
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Highlight: six shots fired in a few seconds would easily clear a road infested with criminals.

Chapter 250: CHAPTER XIX HELPLESS AND HOPELESS
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Highlight: But when everything fails a man, and he finds himself without resources, at the very moment when he feels he must give up, then Providence steps in.
Notes: Government at door for refusing pandemic scam.

Chapter 251: CHAPTER I A ROUGH CAPTAIN
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Highlight: easy to return to Europe by the boats of the Peninsular and Oriental Company.

Chapter 252: CHAPTER II NAVIGATORS AND THEIR
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Highlight: But in all that history was there a fact,
Notes: No

Chapter 254: CHAPTER IV THE WRECK OF
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Highlight: I feel as if fresh misfortunes awaited us, and that Heaven itself is against us. It terrifies me!”

Notes: Arrest all covid operators.

Chapter 255: CHAPTER V CANNIBALS
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Highlight: What was a meal, was raised to the dignity of a ceremony, that is all.
Notes: Cannibalism.

Chapter 255: CHAPTER V CANNIBALS
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Highlight: Surely, two resolute and well-armed Europeans need not give a thought to an attack by a handful of miserable beings.”

Chapter 255: CHAPTER V CANNIBALS
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Highlight: Let us hope that one day Christianity will abolish all these monstrous customs.
Notes: Health and safety till u die.

Chapter 256: CHAPTER VI A DREADED COUNTRY
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Highlight: Fortunately the travelers were well armed with carbines and revolvers.

Chapter 256: CHAPTER VI A DREADED COUNTRY
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Highlight: The distant waves glittered in the west, and sparkled like sheets of liquid silver.

Chapter 257: CHAPTER VII THE MAORI WAR
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Highlight: We have lost our country! henceforth it is not ours; soon the stranger will come and take it, and we shall be his slaves.”

Chapter 260: CHAPTER X A MOMENTOUS INTERVIEW
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Highlight: Every Englishman is an enemy. Your people invaded our island!

Chapter 261: CHAPTER XI THE CHIEF’S FUNERAL
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Highlight: The drops of hot blood splashed over these festive monsters, and the whole of this detestable crew groveled under a rain of blood.

Chapter 263: CHAPTER XIII THE SACRED MOUNTAIN
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Highlight: What occult power controlled these savages?
Notes: humiliation face mask ritual

Chapter 264: CHAPTER XIV A BOLD STRATAGEM
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Highlight: Yes, an impromptu volcano, whose fury we can regulate.
Notes: The joos control volcanos.

Chapter 265: CHAPTER XV FROM PERIL TO
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Highlight: He was too wise to take advantage of a word spoken in a moment of despair.
Notes: Fake vaccines for fake flu.

Chapter 268: CHAPTER XVIII A DISCOURAGING CONFESSION
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Highlight: My Lord, it is usual for witnesses to be present at every contract or transaction between two parties.
Notes: KYC 33.3

Chapter 269: CHAPTER XIX A CRY IN
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Highlight: Keep your courage up and no matter what befalls you, let us show this obstinate courage which can rise above everything.

Chapter 270: CHAPTER XX CAPTAIN GRANT’S STORY
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Highlight: moderate your grief.

Chapter 271: CHAPTER XXI PAGANEL’S LAST ENTANGLEMENT
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Highlight: They had come back again after a voyage of five months, during which, and keeping strictly along the 37th parallel, they had gone round the world.

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