`Well, he looks and acts like a perfectly honest man,' replied the consul.

`Possibly; but that is not the question. Do you think, consul, that this phlegmatic gentleman resembles, feature by feature, the robber whose description I have received?'

`I concede that; but then, you know, all descriptions--'

`I'll make certain of it,' interrupted Fix. `The servant seems to me less mysterious than the master; besides, he's a Frenchman, and can't help talking. Excuse me for a little while, consul.'

Fix started off in search of Passepartout.

Meanwhile Mr Fogg, after leaving the consulate, repaired to the quay, gave some orders to Passepartout, went off to the `Mongolia' in a boat, and descended to his cabin. He took up his note-book, which contained the following memoranda:--

`Left London, Wednesday, October 2nd, at 8.45 p.m.

`Reached Paris, Thursday, October 3rd, at 7.20 a.m.

`Left Paris, Thursday, at 8.40 a.m.

`Reached Turin by Mont Cenis, Friday, October 4th, at 6.35 a.m.

`Left Turin, Friday, at 7.20 a.m.

`Arrived at Brindisi, Saturday, October 5th, at 4 p.m.

`Sailed on the "Mongolia", Saturday, at 5 p.m.

`Reached Suez, Wednesday, October 9th, at 11 a.m.

`Total of hours spent, 1581/2; or, in days, six days and a half.

These dates were inscribed in an itinerary divided into columns, indicating the month, the day of the month, and the day for the stipulated and actual arrivals at each principal point, - Paris, Brindisi, Suez, Bombay, Calcutta, Singapore, Hong Kong, Yokohama, San Francisco, New York, and London, - from the 2nd of October to the 21st of December; and giving a space for setting down the gain made or the loss suffered on arrival at each locality. This methodical record thus contained an account of everything needed, and Mr Fogg always knew whether he was behindhand or in advance of his time. On this Friday, October 9th, he noted his arrival at Suez, and observed that he had as yet neither gained nor lost. He sat down quietly to breakfast in his cabin, never once thinking of inspecting the town, being one of those Englishmen who are wont to see foreign countries through the eyes of their domestics.

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