A group of astronomers go on an expedition to the moon.
Used throughout the book.
When a store clerk organises a contest to climb the outside of a tall building, circumstances force him to make the perilous climb himself.
Mentioned in Part 1, Chapter 8
An impoverished painter and his rival engage in a race across Paris to recover a jacket concealing a winning lottery ticket.
Mentioned in Part 1, Chapter 9
A group of people are standing in a straight line along the platform of a railway station, waiting for a train, which is seen coming at some distance. When the train stops at the platform, the line dissolves. The doors of the railway-cars open, and people on the platform help passengers to get off.
(Mentioned in Part 2, Chapter 4)
“If you've ever wondered where your dreams come from when you go to sleep at night, just look around. This is where they are made.”
“If you lose your purpose ... it's like you're broken.”
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Watch the first few pages of the book as if they were a silent movie.
Can you see any similarities between this song video and the original Georges Melies' film?