The Underground City or the Child of the Cavern

Jules VERNE (1828 - 1905)

Covering a time span of over ten years, this novel follows the fortunes of the mining community of Aberfoyle near Stirling, Scotland. Receiving a letter from an old colleague, mining engineer James Starr sets off for the old Aberfoyle mine, thought to have been mined out ten years earlier. Starr finds mine overman Simon Ford and his family living in a cottage deep inside the mine; he is astonished to find that Ford has made a discovery of the presence of a large vein of coal. Accompanying Simon Ford are his wife, Madge, and adult son, Harry. (Summary by Wikipedia)

Genre(s): Action & Adventure Fiction

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 01 01 - Contradictory Letters Patrick Wells
00:12:04
Play 02 02 - On the Road Dillon Stiles
00:13:05
Play 03 03 - The Dochart Pit Sean Michael Hogan
00:15:26
Play 04 04 - The Ford Family Bellona Times
00:16:05
Play 05 05 - Some Strange Phenomena Jacob Alden Miller
00:08:33
Play 06 06 - Simon Ford's Expirement Richard Kilmer
00:16:28
Play 07 07 - New Aberfoyle BrandonM
00:13:00
Play 08 08 - Exploring Richard Kilmer
00:17:02
Play 09 09 - The Fire Maidens Ann Boulais
00:27:07
Play 10 10 - Coal Town Richard Kilmer
00:11:14
Play 11 11 - Hanging by a Thread Ann Boulais
00:16:43
Play 12 12 - Nell Adopted Richard Kilmer
00:21:50
Play 13 13 - On the Revolving Ladder Sean Michael Hogan
00:10:57
Play 14 14 - A Sunrise Sean Michael Hogan
00:17:57
Play 15 15 - Loch Lomond and Loch Katrine Sean Michael Hogan
00:07:08
Play 16 16 - A Final Threat Sean Michael Hogan
00:16:03
Play 17 17 - The "Monk" Sean Michael Hogan
00:14:18
Play 18 18 - Nell's Wedding Richard Kilmer
00:12:09
Play 19 19 - The Legend of Old Silfax Richard Kilmer
00:03:30