An Antartic Mystery

Jules Verne


An Antarctic Mystery by Jules Verne


[ Redactor’s Note: An Antarctic Mystery (Number V046 in the T&M numerical listing of Verne’s works, is a translation of Le Sphinx de Glaces (1897) translated by Mrs. Cashel Hoey who also translated other Verne works.


AN

ANTARCTIC MYSTERY

BY

JULES  VERNE

TRANSLATED BY MRS. CASHEL HOEY



ILLUSTRATED


1899

 


LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS
 
The Tasman to the rescue frontispiece
The approach of the Halbrane 11
Going aboard the Halbrane 29
Cook’s route was effectively barred by ice floes 83
Taking in sail under difficulties 103
“There, look there! That’s a fin-back!” 117
Hunt to the rescue 127
Four sailors at the oars, and one at the helm 139
Hunt extended his enormous hand, holding a metal collar 161
Dirk Peters shows the way 179
The half-breed in the crow’s nest 189
The Halbrane fast in the iceberg 227
The Halbrane, staved in, broken up 253
“I was afraid; I got away from him” 267
William Guy 299
An Antarctic Mystery 321
The Parcuta 329


TABLE OF CONTENTS
 
Chapter I. The Kerguelen Islands.
Chapter II. The Schooner Halbrane
Chapter III. Captain Len Guy
Chapter IV. From the Kerguelen Isles to Prince Edward Island
Chapter V. Edgar Poe’s Romance
Chapter VI. An Ocean Waif
Chapter VII. Tristan D’Acunha
Chapter VIII. Bound for the Falklands
Chapter IX. Fitting out the Halbrane
Chapter X. The Outset of the Enterprise
Chapter XI. From the Sandwich Islands to the Polar Circle
Chapter XII. Between the Polar Circle and the Ice Wall
Chapter XIII. Along the Front of the Icebergs
Chapter XIV. A Voice in a Dream
Chapter XV. Bennet Islet
Chapter XVI. Tsalal Island
Chapter XVII. And Pym
Chapter XVIII. A Revelation
Chapter XIX. Land?
Chapter XX. “Unmerciful Disaster"
Chapter XXI. Amid the Mists
Chapter XXII. In Camp
Chapter XXIII. Found at Last
Chapter XXIV. Eleven Years in a Few Pages
Chapter XXV. “We Were the First"
Chapter XXVI. A Little Remnant


AN ANTARCTIC MYSTERY

(Also called THE SPHINX OF THE ICE FIELDS)