Sir Francis Cromarty had observed the oddity of his travelling companion--although the only opportunity he had for studying him had been while he was dealing the cards, and between two rubbers--and questioned himself whether a human heart really beat beneath this cold exterior, and whether Phileas Fogg had any sense of the beauties of nature.
Phileas Fogg and Sir Francis Cromarty exchanged a few words from time to time, and now Sir Francis, reviving the conversation, observed, "Some years ago, Mr.
The next day Sir Francis Cromarty asked Passepartout what time it was; to which, on consulting his watch, he replied that it was three in the morning.
Phileas Fogg looked at Sir Francis Cromarty for an explanation; but the general could not tell what meant a halt in the midst of this forest of dates and acacias.
Fogg and Sir Francis Cromarty, after searching the village from end to end, came back without having found anything.
An inscription on the memorial says: 'This memorial, at Alness Point on the Cromarty
Firth, marks the site of the Former World War Two Coastal Command flying boat base and is dedicated to the memory of all who served here - some of whom bought freedom from tyranny at the expense of their lives.