Abandoned

Jules VERNE (1828 - 1905), translated by William Henry Giles KINGSTON (1814 - 1880)

Explorers in a hot-air balloon land on an island, figuring that they must be the only inhabitants. However, they discover a bullet inside a wounded animal--one which must have been fired within the previous three months. The men propose to build a canoe so they can survey the island in search of other human life. Many adventures follow, one after another. They find a large chest filled with provisions and tools. Setting off in search of who might have left the chest, the travelers make their way through the Mercy River to the sea. During their trek, the men find remnants of the balloon they arrived in. Back at camp (Granite House) they find their ladder to the house has been removed--by invading orangutans. Soon the animals are defeated, except for one, whom they tame to become a house servant. The men construct a bridge over the river. They protect their abode by surrounding it on all sides with water. They undertake projects to make their colony habitable and comfortable. They create a hydraulic lift to replace the ladder. They build a seagoing boat for further exploration. Eventually they discover another human on Tabor Island, bringing him back to their now-well-stocked colony. (Bill Boerst)

In other translations this book is part of "The Mysterious Island"

Genre(s): Action & Adventure Fiction, Fantastic Fiction, General Fiction

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 01 Introduction and Chapter 1 Masch1
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Play 02 Chapter 2 fiddlesticks
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Play 03 Chapter 3 David Lodes
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Play 04 Chapter 4 David Lodes
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Play 05 Chapter 5 Oxygen
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Play 06 Chapter 6 Anton
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Play 07 Chapter 7 Thomas May
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Play 08 Chapter 8 Kevin Powell
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Play 09 Chapter 9 Jon Smith
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Play 10 Chapter 10 fiddlesticks
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Play 11 Chapter 11 merelyseoneil
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Play 12 Chapter 12 Kevin LaVergne
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Play 13 Chapter 13 Kevin Powell
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Play 14 Chapter 14 merelyseoneil
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Play 15 Chapter 15 Xiph
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Play 16 Chapter 16 CPvoice
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Play 17 Chapter 17 pyfeman43
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Play 18 Chapter 18 deongines
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Play 19 Chapter 19 deongines
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Play 20 Chapter 20 fiddlesticks
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