The present romance, the second in the Mysterious Island triad, was originally issued in Paris with the title of L'Abandonn . Jules Verne's list of stories already ran then to some twenty volumes-a number which has since grown to almost Dumasien proportions. L'Abandonn , like its two companion tales, ran its course as a serial through the Magasin Illustr of education and recreation, before its issue as a boy's story-book. Its success in both forms seems to have established a record in the race for popularity and a circulation in both the French and English fields of current literature.
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Things happened as Pencroft had predicted, he being seldom mistaken in his prognostications. The wind rose, and from a fresh breeze it soon increased to a……
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