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Topsy-Turvy

By Verne, Jules

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Title: Topsy-Turvy  
Author: Verne, Jules
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Language: English
Subject: Fiction, Children's literature, Children's fiction
Collections: Children's Literature Collection
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Publisher: World Public Library Association

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Verne, J. (n.d.). Topsy-Turvy. Retrieved from http://www.worldebooklibrary.org/


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Excerpt: IN WHICH THE NORTH POLAR PRACTICAL ASSOCIATION RUSHES A DOCUMENT ACROSS TWO WORLDS. ?Then Mr. Maston, you pretend that a woman has never been able to make mathematical or experimental-science progress?? ?To my extreme regret, I am obliged to, Mrs. Scorbitt,? answered J.T. Maston. ?That there have been some very remarkable women in mathematics, especially in Russia, I fully and willingly agree with you. But, with her cerebral conformation, she cannot become an Archimedes, much less a Newton.? ?Oh, Mr. Maston, allow me to protest in the name of my sex.? ?A sex, Mrs. Scorbitt, much too charming to give itself up to the higher studies.? ?Well then, according to your opinion, no woman seeing an apple fall could have discovered the law of universal gravitation, so that it would have made her the most illustrious scientific person of the seventeenth century?? ?In seeing an apple fall, Mrs. Scorbitt, a woman would have but the single idea?to eat it?for example, our mother Eve.? ?Pshaw, I see very well that you deny us all aptitude for high speculations.? ?All aptitude? No, Mrs. Scorbitt, and in the meanwhile I would like to prove to you that since there are inhabitants on earth, and consequently women, there has not one feminine brain been found yet to which we owe any discoveries like those of Aristotle, Euclid, Kepler, Laplace, etc.?.

Table of Contents
Table of Contents: CHAPTER I -- IN WHICH THE NORTH POLAR PRACTICAL ASSOCIATION RUSHES A DOCUMENT ACROSS TWO WORLDS -- CHAPTER II -- IN WHICH THE DELEGATES FROM ENGLAND, HOLLAND, SWEDEN, DENMARK AND RUSSIA ARE PRESENTED TO THE READER -- CHAPTER III -- IN WHICH THE ARCTIC REGIONS ARE SOLD AT AUCTION TO THE HIGHEST BIDDER -- CHAPTER IV -- IN WHICH OLD ACQUAINTANCES APPEAR TO OUR NEW READERS, AND IN WHICH A WONDERFUL MAN IS DESCRIBED -- CHAPTER V -- IN WHICH THE POSSIBILITY THAT COAL MINES SURROUND THE NORTH POLE IS CONSIDERED -- CHAPTER VI -- IN WHICH A TELEPHONE COMMUNICATION BETWEEN MRS SCORBITT AND J. T. MASTON IS INTERRUPTED -- CHAPTER VII -- IN WHICH PRESIDENT BARBICANE SAYS NO MORE THAN SUITS HIS PURPOSE -- CHAPTER VIII -- YES, JUST LIKE JUPITER -- CHAPTER IX -- IN WHICH APPEARS THE FRENCH GENTLEMAN TO WHOM WE REFERRED AT THE BEGINNING OF THIS TRUTHFUL STORY -- CHAPTER X -- IN WHICH A LITTLE UNEASINESS BEGINS TO SHOW ITSELF -- CHAPTER XI -- WHAT WAS FOUND IN THE NOTEBOOK OF J. T. MASTON AND WHAT IT NO LONGER CONTAINED -- CHAPTER XII -- IN WHICH J. T. MASTON HEROICALLY CONTINUES TO BE SILENT -- CHAPTER XIII -- AT THE CLOSE OF WHICH JT MASTON UTTERS AN EPIGRAM -- CHAPTER XIV -- VERY SHORT, BUT IN WHICH X TAKES A GEOGRAPHICAL VALUE -- CHAPTER XV -- WHICH CONTAINS A FEW INTERESTING DETAILS FOR THE INHABITANTS OF THE EARTHLY

 

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