THE MYSTERIOUS ISLAND Author:Jules Verne ONE OF THE STRANGEST ADVENTURES EVER RECORDED! — Captain Cyrus Harding and his crew of four escaped Union prisoners fled Confederate Richmond in a balloon, only to become invloved in one of the oddest, most fascinating adventures ever recorded. A devastating hurricane swept them to a remote, uncharted island that was watchedover by a strange bene... more »volent spirit.
No matter what remarkableexperiences and dangers threatened, this marvelous unseen hand protected them. Even when a boatload of pirates assaulted them, the day was saved by a mysterious underwater torpedo-one of the first ever reported- which blew the pirate ship sky-high.
Then one day, the magic island started to crumble and disappear as its volcano broke loose. The only hope for the terrified outcasts lay in the benevolent spirit-did it still have its power?« less