LTDM80J Episode 07:
Nebraska to Liverpool
(Via New York, Queenstown, Dublin)

s the heroes' adventure comes to an end, we will listen to music from New York, one of the last stops on their journey. But to get there on time they will have to win a battle, escape from abduction, and travel to Omaha with a curious vehicle, a sledge rigged like a sloop. As a boat glides on the water, the  iceboat, under the pressure of the wind, slid over the hardened snow with a velocity of forty miles an hour. Then, they will reach New York by train, Queenstown with a burning boat, Dublin by train, and will arrive in Liverpool on a steamer. Fileas Fogg is only 6 hours away from London. Or not?

— “Arrived in Nebraska”

“Aouda retired to a waiting–room, and there she waited alone, thinking of the simple and noble generosity, the tranquil courage of Phileas Fogg. He had sacrificed his fortune, and was now risking his life, all without hesitation, from duty, in silence.”

— “As night approached, the snow fell less plentifully, but it became intensely cold.
Absolute silence rested on the plains. Neither flight of bird nor passing of beast troubled the perfect calm.”

— “There Mr. Fogg examined a curious vehicle […]  It was, in short, a sledge rigged like a sloop. [...] The two great sails were hoisted, and under the pressure of the wind the sledge slid over the hardened snow with a velocity of forty miles an hour. [...] The sledge sped on as lightly as a boat over the waves. When the breeze came skimming the earth the sledge seemed to be lifted off the ground by its sails. [...] But the breeze, far from lessening its force, blew as if to bend the mast, which, however, the metallic lashings held firmly. These lashings, like the chords of a stringed instrument, resounded as if vibrated by a violin bow. The sledge slid along in the midst of a plaintively intense melody.”

— “Arrived in Omaha”

— “The party crossed the Hudson in the Jersey City ferryboat, and drove in a carriage to the St. Nicholas Hotel, on Broadway.”

— “An hour after, the Henrietta passed the lighthouse which marks the entrance of the Hudson, turned the point of Sandy Hook, and put to sea.”

— “On the next day, the 19th of December, the masts, rafts, and spars were burned; […] The railings, fittings, the greater part of the deck, and top sides disappeared on the 20th, and the Henrietta was now only a flat hulk.”

— “They all got upon the train at Queenstown, which was just ready to start, at half–past one; at dawn of day they were in Dublin; and they lost no time in embarking on a steamer which, disdaining to rise upon the waves, invariably cut through them.”

— “Phileas Fogg at last disembarked on the Liverpool quay, at twenty minutes before twelve, 21st December. He was only six hours distant from London.”

— "I arrest you in the Queen's name!"