Unbeknownst to the narrator of Ishmael, a second pupil has responded to his ad in the paper ("Teacher seeks pupil. Must have an earnest desire to save the world"): 12-year-old Julie Gerchak, whose interaction with Ishmael results in a surprising dialogue.
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Around the World in Eighty Days is a classic adventure novel by the French writer Jules Verne, first 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 set by his friends at the Reform Club. Jules Verne wrote about space, air, and underwater travel before navigable aircraft and practical submarines were invented, and before any means of space travel had been devised.
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One day, ships start sinking, particularly ones dealing with war. Survivors think it is a big whale. A harpoon ship goes out to kill it, but finds out that the "whale" is actually the Nautilus, a submarine.
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> The Count of Monte Cristo is an adventure novel by Alexandre Dumas. It is often considered to be, along with The Three Musketeers, Dumas' most popular work. The writing of the The Count of Monte Cristo was completed in 1844. Like many of his novels, it was expanded from plot outlines suggested by collaborators. The Count of Monte Cristo takes place in France and Italy, and is an adventure story primarily concerned with themes of hope, justice, vengeance, mercy, and forgiveness.
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Eli is an opinionated teenager suffering from eating disorders. Almost everything in his life is trouble. In the Haargazim neighborhood where he lives with Sima, his biological mother, and Japheth, her husband, a pair of recovering drug addicts, they call him a "Shmaniak", and at school the literature teacher gives him the derogatory title of "noble savage". Eli reads books obsessively and is in love with Anna Bovkin, the beautiful girl he is trying to protect.
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