Five Weeks in a Balloon by Jules Verne Page 1 of 344

DETAILED CONTENTS.

CHAP. FIRST.
The End of a much-applauded Speech.-The Presentation of Dr. Samuel Ferguson.-Excelsior.-Full-length Portrait of the Doctor.-A Fatalist convinced.-A Dinner at the Travellers' Club.-Several Toasts for the Occasion

CHAP. SECOND.
The Article in the Daily Telegraph.-War between the Scientific Journals.-Mr. Petermann backs his Friend Dr. Ferguson.-Reply of the Savant Koner.-Bets made.-Sundry Propositions offered to the Doctor

CHAP. THIRD.
The Doctor's Friend.-The Origin of their Friendship.-Dick Kennedy at London.-An unexpected but not very consoling Proposal.-A Proverb by no means cheering.-A few Names from the African Martyrology.-The Advantages of a Balloon.-Dr. Ferguson's Secret


CHAP. FOURTH.
African Explorations.-Barth, Richardson, Overweg, Werne, Brun-Rollet, Penney, Andrea, Debono, Miani, Guillaume Lejean, Brace, Krapf and Rebmann, Maizan, Roscher, Burton and Speke

CHAP. FIFTH.
Kennedy's Dreams.-Articles and Pronouns in the Plural.-Dick's Insinuations.-A Promenade over the Map of Africa.-What is contained between two Points of the Compass.-Expeditions now on foot.-Speke and Grant.-Krapf, De Decken, and De Heuglin

CHAP. SIXTH.
A Servant-match him!-He can see the Satellites of Jupiter.-Dick and Joe hard at it.-Doubt and Faith.-The Weighing Ceremony.-Joe and Wellington.-He gets a Half-crown



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