The Question and Answer section for Around the World in 80 Days is a great resource to ask questions, find answers, and discuss the novel.
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Phileas Fogg, having shut the door of his house at half-past eleven, and having put his right foot before his left five hundred and seventy-five times, and his left foot before his right five hundred and seventy-six times, reached...
Passepartout takes a job as a clown in order to make money for the voyage to the United States.