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Accompanied by Passepartout, Fogg departs from London by train at P. on October 2; in order to win the wager, he must return to the club by this same time on December 21, 80 days later. While disembarking in Egypt, they are watched by a Scotland Yard detective named Fix, who has been dispatched from London in search of a bank robber.
Because Fogg matches the vague description of the robber, Fix mistakes Fogg for the criminal.
Since he cannot secure a warrant in time, Fix boards the steamer (the Mongolia) conveying the travellers to Bombay.
Fix becomes acquainted with Passepartout without revealing his purpose.
Fogg promises the steamer engineer a large reward if he gets them to Bombay early. After reaching India they take a train from Bombay to Calcutta.
Fogg learns that the Daily Telegraph article was wrong—the railroad ends at Kholby and starts again 50 miles further on at Allahabad.
Fogg buys an elephant, hires a guide, and starts toward Allahabad.
They follow the procession to the site, where Passepartout takes the place of Aouda's deceased husband on the funeral pyre on which she is to be burned.During the ceremony he rises from the pyre, scaring off the priests, and carries the young woman away.The twelve hours gained earlier are lost, but Fogg shows no regret.) is a classic adventure novel by the French writer Jules Verne, published in 1873.In the story, Phileas Fogg of London and his newly employed French valet Passepartout attempt to circumnavigate the world in 80 days on a £20,000 wager (equal to about £2 million in 2016) set by his friends at the Reform Club. The story starts in London on Tuesday, October 1, 1872.