Around the World in 80 Days
Day 79: 12 December
'Stay on the train! Stay on the train! There is a suspected package at the station. Stay on the train! Do not alight here.'
It's the first time that I've seen the Professor, a veteran traveller and hard man to scare, lose his colour. It drains from his face as I imagine it must be draining from mine. For a frozen moment we are stuck beside an empty platform far below the ground with a 'suspected package'.
We look at each other, the same thought crossing all our minds. After all we've been through. There is a moment's complete silence. Breaths are held. Then, not a moment too soon, the doors swish closed.
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- Series: Around the World in 80 Days
- Day: 79
- Date: 12 December
- Country/sea: England
- Place: London
- Book page no: 254
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