Summary “The Mysterious Island” Verna

Summary “The Mysterious Island” Verna

March 1865 In the United States during the Civil War, five brave Northmen flee from the southerly Richmond in a balloon. A terrible storm throws out four of them to the shore of an uninhabited island in the Southern Hemisphere. The fifth man and his dog break into the sea near the shore. This fifth – someone Cyrus Smith, a talented engineer and scientist, the soul and the head of the detachment of travelers – for several days involuntarily keeps in suspense his companions who can not find anywhere neither himself nor the devoted dog Top. The former slave suffers most of all, and now Smith’s faithful servant is Negro Nab. In the balloon were also a military journalist and friend of Smith, Gideon Spilett, a very energetic and resolute man with an ebullient mind; sailor Pencroff, a good-natured and enterprising daredevil; fifteen-year-old Herbert Brown, the son of the captain of the ship on which Pencroff, who was left an orphan, sailed, and to whom the sailor treats as his own son. After exhausting searches, Nab finally finds his inexplicably saved master in a mile from the shore. Each of the new settlers of the island has irreplaceable talents, and under the leadership of Cyrus Spiletta these courageous people unite and become one team. First, with the help of the simplest improvised means, then producing more and more complex objects of labor and everyday life in their own small factories, the settlers settle their lives. They hunt, collect edible plants,

oysters, then even bred domestic animals and engaged in farming. They settle a dwelling high in a rock, in a cave liberated from water. Soon, thanks to their diligence and intelligence, the colonists no longer know the need for food, neither in clothes, nor in warmth and comfort. They have everything except the news of their homeland, of whose fate they are very worried.

Once, when they return to their dwelling, which they called the Granite Palace, they see that the monkeys are in charge. After a while, as if under the influence of insane fear, monkeys jump out of the windows, and someone’s hand throws the rope ladder that the monkeys lifted into the house. Inside, people find another monkey – an orangutan, which is left at home and is called Uncle Jupe. In the future, Jupe becomes a friend, a servant and an indispensable assistant.

The next day the settlers find a box on the sand with tools, firearms, various appliances, clothes, kitchen utensils and books in English. Settlers wondered where this box could come from. On the map, also found in a box, they discover that next to their island, on a map not marked, is the island of Tabor. Sailor Pencroft is eager to go to him. With the help of his friends, he builds a bot. When the bot is ready, all together go on it in a test voyage around the island. During it, they find a bottle with a note where it says that the shipwrecked man is waiting for salvation on the island of Tábor. This event strengthens Pencroff’s confidence in the need to visit the neighboring island. Pencroff, journalist Gideon Spilett and Herbert go sailing. Arriving in Tábor, they discover a small shack where, for all its features, no one has lived for a long time. They wander around the island, not hoping to see a living person, and try to find at least his remains. Suddenly they hear Herbert’s cry and rush to his aid. They see that Herbert is fighting a kind of monkey-hairy creature. However, the monkey turns out to be a wild man. Travelers connect it and transport it to their island. They take him to a separate room in the Granite Palace. Thanks to their attention and care, the savage soon turns into a civilized person and tells them his story. It turns out that his name is Ayrton, he is a former criminal, wanted to master the sailboat “Duncan” and with the help of the same, what he was, the dregs of society to turn it into a pirate ship. However, his plans were not destined to come true, and in punishment twelve years ago he was left on the uninhabited island of Tabor, so that he would realize his deed and redeem his sin. However, the owner of “Duncan” Edward Glenarvan said that one day he will return for Ayrton. Settlers see that Ayrton sincerely repents of his past sins, and he tries to be useful to them in every possible way. Therefore, they are not inclined to judge him for past misdeeds and willingly accept him into their society. However, Ayrton needs time, and so he asks to be given the opportunity to live in a coral that the settlers built for their domesticated animals at some distance from the Granite Palace, that one day he will return for Ayrton. Settlers see that Ayrton sincerely repents of his past sins, and he tries to be useful to them in every possible way. Therefore, they are not inclined to judge him for past misdeeds and willingly accept him into their society. However, Ayrton needs time, and so he asks to be given the opportunity to live in a coral that the settlers built for their domesticated animals at some distance from the Granite Palace, that one day he will return for Ayrton. Settlers see that Ayrton sincerely repents of his past sins, and he tries to be useful to them in every possible way. Therefore, they are not inclined to judge him for past misdeeds and willingly accept him into their society. However, Ayrton needs time, and so he asks to be given the opportunity to live in a coral that the settlers built for their domesticated animals at some distance from the Granite Palace,

When the boat was returning from the island of Tabor in the middle of the night, he was rescued by a fire, which, they thought, swam on it, was kindled by their friends. However, it turns out that they were not involved in this. It also turns out that Ayrton did not throw a bottle with a note at sea. Settlers can not explain these mysterious events. They are increasingly inclined to think that besides them on the island of Lincoln, as they dubbed it, there is still someone, their mysterious benefactor, who often comes to their aid in the most difficult situations. They even undertake a search expedition in the hope of finding the place of his stay. However, the search ends in vain.

The next summer (for since Ayrton appeared on their island, and until he told them his story, it’s been five months and the summer is over, and in the cold season it’s dangerous to swim) they decide to get back to Tabor Island, to leave a note in the hut. In the note, they intend to warn Captain Glenarvan if he returns that Ayrton and five other wrecked people are waiting for help on the neighboring island.

Settlers live on their island for three years. Their life, their economy have reached prosperity. They are already collecting rich harvests of wheat grown from a single grain, discovered in Herbert’s pocket three years ago, built a mill, planted poultry, completely arranged their homes, made new warm clothes and blankets out of the moufflon wool. However, their peaceful life is overshadowed by one incident that threatens them with death. One day, looking at the sea, they see a well-equipped ship in the distance, but a black flag is flying over the ship. The ship anchors offshore. On it are visible fine long-range guns. Ayrton under the cover of night makes his way to the ship to perform reconnaissance. It turns out that the ship is fifty pirates. Miraculously eluding them, Ayrton returns to shore and tells his friends, that they need to prepare for the battle. The next morning, two boats descend from the ship. On the first settlers shoot three, and she comes back, the second pestering to the shore, and the six remaining pirates hiding in the forest. From the ship fired from guns, and it comes even closer to the shore. It seems that a handful of settlers are already unable to save. Suddenly a huge wave rises under the ship, and it sinks. All pirates on it die. As it turns out later, the ship blew up on the mine, and this event finally convinces the inhabitants of the island that they are not alone. that a handful of settlers are already unable to save. Suddenly a huge wave rises under the ship, and it sinks. All pirates on it die. As it turns out later, the ship blew up on the mine, and this event finally convinces the inhabitants of the island that they are not alone. that a handful of settlers are already unable to save. Suddenly a huge wave rises under the ship, and it sinks. All pirates on it die. As it turns out later, the ship blew up on the mine, and this event finally convinces the inhabitants of the island that they are not alone.

At first they are not going to exterminate pirates, wanting to give them the opportunity to lead a peaceful life. But it turns out that the bandits are not capable of this. They begin to plunder and burn the economy of the settlers. Ayrton goes to the corral to visit the animals. Pirates grab him and take him to a cave where they want to get him to go to their side with torture. Ayrton does not give up. His friends go to his aid, however, in the corpse of Herbert, seriously injured, and friends remain in it, unable to move backward with the young men who are at death. In a few days they still go to the Granite Palace. As a result of the transition, Herbert begins malignant fever, he is at death. Once again, their providence interferes with their life and the hand of their good mystery friend throws them the necessary medicine. Herbert is completely recovering. Settlers intend to deal a final blow to the pirates. They go to the corral where they are supposed to be found, but they find there the exhausted and barely alive Ayrton, and nearby are the corpses of the robbers. Ayrton reports that he does not know how he ended up in the corral, who transferred him from the cave and killed the pirates. However, he reports one sad news. A week ago, the bandits took to the sea, but, unable to control the boat, broke it on the coastal reefs. The trip to Tabor has to be postponed until a new vehicle is built. During the next seven months, the mysterious stranger does not make itself felt. Meanwhile, the volcano, which the colonists considered dead, awakens on the island. They are building a new large ship, which, if necessary, could deliver them to the inhabited earth. Settlers intend to deal a final blow to the pirates. They go to the corral where they are supposed to be found, but they find there the exhausted and barely alive Ayrton, and nearby are the corpses of the robbers. Ayrton reports that he does not know how he ended up in the corral, who transferred him from the cave and killed the pirates. However, he reports one sad news. A week ago, the bandits took to the sea, but, unable to control the boat, broke it on the coastal reefs. The trip to Tabor has to be postponed until a new vehicle is built. During the next seven months, the mysterious stranger does not make itself felt. Meanwhile, the volcano, which the colonists considered dead, awakens on the island. They are building a new large ship, which, if necessary, could deliver them to the inhabited earth. Settlers intend to deal a final blow to the pirates. They go to the corral where they are supposed to be found, but they find there the exhausted and barely alive Ayrton, and nearby are the corpses of the robbers. Ayrton reports that he does not know how he ended up in the corral, who transferred him from the cave and killed the pirates. However, he reports one sad news. A week ago, the bandits took to the sea, but, unable to control the boat, broke it on the coastal reefs. The trip to Tabor has to be postponed until a new vehicle is built. During the next seven months, the mysterious stranger does not make itself felt. Meanwhile, the volcano, which the colonists considered dead, awakens on the island. They are building a new large ship, which, if necessary, could deliver them to the inhabited earth. but find there the exhausted and barely alive Ayrton, and nearby – the corpses of bandits. Ayrton reports that he does not know how he ended up in the corral, who transferred him from the cave and killed the pirates. However, he reports one sad news. A week ago, the bandits took to the sea, but, unable to control the boat, broke it on the coastal reefs. The trip to Tabor has to be postponed until a new vehicle is built. During the next seven months, the mysterious stranger does not make itself felt. Meanwhile, the volcano, which the colonists considered dead, awakens on the island. They are building a new large ship, which, if necessary, could deliver them to the inhabited earth. but find there the exhausted and barely alive Ayrton, and nearby – the corpses of bandits. Ayrton reports that he does not know how he ended up in the corral, who transferred him from the cave and killed the pirates. However, he reports one sad news. A week ago, the bandits took to the sea, but, unable to control the boat, broke it on the coastal reefs. The trip to Tabor has to be postponed until a new vehicle is built. During the next seven months, the mysterious stranger does not make itself felt. Meanwhile, the volcano, which the colonists considered dead, awakens on the island. They are building a new large ship, which, if necessary, could deliver them to the inhabited earth. However, he reports one sad news. A week ago, the bandits took to the sea, but, unable to control the boat, broke it on the coastal reefs. The trip to Tabor has to be postponed until a new vehicle is built. During the next seven months, the mysterious stranger does not make itself felt. Meanwhile, the volcano, which the colonists considered dead, awakens on the island. They are building a new large ship, which, if necessary, could deliver them to the inhabited earth. However, he reports one sad news. A week ago, the bandits took to the sea, but, unable to control the boat, broke it on the coastal reefs. The trip to Tabor has to be postponed until a new vehicle is built. During the next seven months, the mysterious stranger does not make itself felt. Meanwhile, the volcano, which the colonists considered dead, awakens on the island. They are building a new large ship, which, if necessary, could deliver them to the inhabited earth.

One evening, already preparing to go to bed, the inhabitants of the Granite Palace hear the bell. The telegraph which they conducted from the ship to their home is working. They are urgently summoned to the corral. There they find a note asking to go along the additional wire. The cable leads them to a huge grotto, where they, to their amazement, see a submarine. In it, they get acquainted with its master and his patron, captain Nemo, the Indian prince Dakkar, who fought for his country’s independence all his life. He, already a sixty-year old man, who buried all his companions, is at death’s door. Nemo gives a new casket of jewelry to new friends and warns that when an volcano erupts an island (such is its structure) will explode. He dies, the settlers batten up the hatches of the boat and lower it under the water, and they themselves tirelessly build a new ship all day. However, they do not have time to finish it. All living things die during the explosion of the island, from which there is only a small reef in the ocean. Settlers, spending the night in a tent on the shore, throws the air wave into the sea. All of them, except for Jupe, remain alive. More than ten days they sit on the reef, almost dying of hunger and already hoping for nothing. Suddenly they see a ship.


Summary “The Mysterious Island” Verna