24 November 2005

Body Parts

I just started reading From the Earth to the Moon by Jules Verne, and it's already made me laugh several times. Here's a funny quote from page 4:
Crutches, wooden legs, artificial arms, steel hooks, caoutchouc jaws, silver craniums, platinum noses, were all to be found in the collection; and it was calculated by the great statistician Pitcairn that througout the Gun Club there was not quite one arm between four persons, and exactly two legs between six.
. Heh.

2 comments:

Sue said...

Jules Verne Rules!!

Niko said...

Yes, he does. Though I wonder about the quality of the translation. I'd love to have a list of the Engish translations of his books with some kind of system to rate the translations. If anyone ever finds such a thing, let me know.