Journey to the Center of the Earth by Jules Verne

Journey to the Center of the Earth by Jules Verne

The famous professor of geology and his nineteen-year personal assistant, nephew Axel found seven-hundred years old book in an old bookshop. This book was written in a dead language from Iceland and said about an old princes from Norway. Professor couldn’t read it, despite the fact that he knew a lot of languages. By the most interesting was not the book itself but a handwritten note that was hidden inside. This piece of sheet was left by famous scientist who was considered crazy by other scholars because of his views about the Earth. Next steps to solving this puzzle was a journey to Denmark. Professor of geology and his assistant wanted to get into the volcano at Sneffells Yokul. It was planned as fantastic journey but turned at something even more.

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Journey to the Center of the Earth by Jules Verne

Otto Lidenbrock is the famous professor of geology at the University of Hamburg, in Germany. He is also my uncle. He is sixty-five years old, not very tall, with grey hair. He wears small round gold glasses that make him look very serious.

I’m Axel. I’m only nineteen and the professor’s personal assistant. I watch my uncle very carefully when he works. That’s why I know so much about our planet – Earth.

My uncle, the professor, is a hard worker. He spends most of his day in his laboratory at the University, so he never comes home before two o’clock for lunch. But yesterday, he came home very early. This surprised Martha, our cook. The poor old girl did not have the lunch ready and she was a little upset.

Journey to the Center of the Earth by Jules Verne

“Professor, you’re early!”

“Never mind, Martha. I don’t want lunch today.”

“But, professor, you must eat!” The professor looked excited.

“Martha, food is not important.” Then he turned to me. “Axel, come with me.”

He took me into his library. It was a big room with lots of bookcases against the walls and heavy velvet curtains in front of the windows. In the middle of the room, there was a desk where my uncle spent most of his evenings.

He took an old book out of his coat pocket. He looked at me.

“Axel, look at this! Look at this!”

I took it from his hand. Its cover was hard and it looked very old.

“Why, what is it professor?”

“I found it today in an old bookshop. It’s seven hundred years old.”

“What’s it about?”

“It’s about the old princes from Norway who came to live in Iceland.”

“Why is that so special?”

He smiled and said, “Because it is written in a language that no one uses anymore.”

I opened the book and saw strange letters from a strange alphabet. I did not understand any of it. I turned its yellow pages and a piece of paper fell out of the book onto the floor. The professor jumped on it.

“What’s this?…

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