Verne anecdote

  Verne wrote diligently all his life, and his writings are of equal quality. He has experienced numerous setbacks and failures in his life, and experienced many mortal trivia. However, it is these mortal trivia that reflect Verne’s wisdom and intelligence, his perseverance, his selfless creative enthusiasm, and his patriotic enthusiasm. Here are a few to share with readers.
  
  In September 1863
  
  , he was writing a new novel about a British expedition exploring the Arctic. In addition to eating, Verne almost stayed in the study and worked diligently.
  The beautiful wife Honorina, while taking care of the mischievous only child Michelle, takes care of the housework, and has to find ways to make delicious meals to satisfy Verne’s appetite. However, Verne didn’t care about delicious food, he was obsessed with the thrilling plot of the novel and the ill-fated fate of the protagonist.
  One day, when Honorina was preparing dinner, she noticed that a dining chair had somehow become low. She guessed that Verne must have prepared it for Michel, but it was too early, because the son was only two years old. She sat down to try it, and she was very puzzled that her chin was as high as the plate on the table.
  At dinner, Verne came quietly to the table and sat very naturally in the low chair with the sawn-off legs. Put food in your mouth. I saw that Verne stretched his mouth to the plate full of food, and ate all the food with three planks and two claws, and the speed of eating was much faster than before. Seeing this scene, Honorina was a little dumbfounded.
  ”My dear, I thought that chair was for Michelle, but it was for yourself! If you eat like this every day, it will not be good for your health.” The wife said with some reproach and some distress.
  ”I don’t want to waste time on the dining table, this is my best invention.” Verne smiled smugly, turned and walked towards the study. His thoughts flew to the icy North Pole again.
  
  Captain Hatteras’ orders
  
  In the summer of 1863, Verne was immersed in the creation of The Adventures of Captain Hatteras, and his whole body and mind were in a state of extreme excitement. Sometimes he shouted, sometimes: “My hands are frozen, I can’t hold the oar, can anyone help me? Who can help me?”
  Honorina heard Verne’s cry for help, She hurried to the study and touched his forehead. It was hot and hot. She was shocked: “Darling, you have a fever. Did you catch a cold when you went to bed at night? Take some medicine!” The wife muttered with concern. , but Verne was still writing hard, not feeling the existence of his wife.
  One day, Verne had been writing for more than ten hours. He felt pain in his back and numbness in his fingers, but he had no intention of stopping. Honorina called him for lunch, but he said: “My dear, I have eaten. The captain has prepared a great dinner for us. He has just given the order for the crew to rest. I must obey.” After speaking, he fell asleep on the simple camp bed in the study.
  Honorina was worried about her husband’s sleepless creative state, and he would collapse as a whole. So she sent a distress letter to Verne’s friend, publisher Hezel. A few days later, Hezel walked into Verne’s study and found him as a different person. His hair was disheveled, his face was haggard, his clothes were disheveled, and his untrimmed beard almost touched the desk; what was even more strange was that there was a large water basin under the desk, which was filled with water, and Verne’s feet were not in the water. He kept stirring, and the pen in his hand kept flying away from dragons and snakes on the manuscript paper. Honorina told Hetzel: “He said that the only way to find the feeling of being on a boat is to put your feet in the water basin, and that is the inspiration. It’s inexplicable! Did he have a mental problem? Mr. Hetzel.”
  ”Madam, it’s okay, I know what he’s doing, don’t worry!” Hezel comforted. He turned his head to Verne, and wanted to say a few words to him, but the writer just wrote as if he was nobody else. Hezel had to speak out: “Hey, Jules, it’s time to stop, take a break!” Verne remained indifferent.
  ”I am Captain Hatteras, and I ordered Mr. Verne to stop the oars immediately and go back to the cabin to rest.” Hezel heard Honorina say that Verne only obeyed Captain Hatteras, so Hezel issued such an order. This trick really worked. Verne stopped writing, left the desk, and fell on the camp bed. He slept until noon the next day.
  After Verna went to bed, Hezel looked through some of his manuscripts, and was impressed by the bravery of Captain Hatteras. He had a hunch that, after Verne’s famous book “Five Weeks on a Balloon”, another successful work would come out.
  
  Bills of exchange as bookmarks
  
  In the midsummer of 1861, Verne’s friend and composer Ignatius once again invited him to go on a five-week trip to the three Nordic countries.
  One day, Verne went to the hotel desk to pay the bill, but he rummaged through his wallet but couldn’t find the demand draft (which had been issued to him by the Paris-based Rothehilde). He estimated that the money order must have been stolen. The innkeeper didn’t believe his defense at all, and Verne vaguely heard the innkeeper say he was an “adventurer”. Verne was very angry, but he couldn’t speak.
  Verne decided to go to various banks to report the loss. He went to the banks in Stockholm with the Swedish Guide, which he had already read thoroughly, and told them not to cash the money order that the other person had brought. He ran for three days in a row and finally came to the last bank. Climb the stairs and walk into the office, with the guide book in hand as usual, explaining to the clerk his purpose. The extremely impatient clerk casually picked up the guide book and flipped through it casually, when a piece of paper apparently used as a bookmark fell to the ground. The clerk picked it up and said happily, “Haha! Isn’t this exactly the bill of exchange you were looking for?” Verne took the bill of exchange overjoyedly and ran back to the hotel eagerly. He wanted to solemnly tell the boss that he was not What an “adventurer”, he is a novelist with status.
  
  From writer to warrior
  
  From 1863 to 1870, Verne successfully created 7 science fiction novels with a total of more than 10 volumes, among which “Five Weeks on a Balloon”, “Captain Grant”, “Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea”, and more He became a household name and a world-famous masterpiece, and France gave him a lofty honor. On August 9, 1870, by a decree signed by the Queen Regent Eugenie (wife of Napoleon III – author’s note), Verne was awarded the title of “Knight of the Legion of Honor” and awarded the Medal of Honor.
  A few days later, Verne proudly put the medal on the button of his jacket, and happily returned to Chanterelle, to his parents, to celebrate with his family the hard-won glory.
  Afterwards, the Franco-Prussian War broke out, and the French government mobilized for the war. Verne, who had just returned home for 48 hours, received a mobilization order. Since Verne had passed his old age and was too old to go to the front line to charge and fight the enemy, the military agency assigned him to Crotoy to establish a military unit. The coast guard was responsible for defending the Gulf of the Somme against a possible attack by the Prussian army. His defenses consisted of his own small boat, the San Michele, 12 veterans of the Crimean War, 3 flintlock guns, and a ridiculously large but ridiculously clumsy cannon. ; Verne nicknamed it “The Curly Poodle”, which looks a little scary, but is actually docile and well-behaved. The “Saint Michel” was originally a fishing boat. Verne bought it with his royalties. After the shipyard’s renovation, it became a beautiful and sturdy iron-hulled boat that could withstand the wind and waves of the sea. Verne liked it very much. He was like a captain. He often sailed the boat himself. He returned to his hometown of Nantes many times, and even drove it to Bordeaux to visit his brother Paul. Sometimes, he also likes to write alone on a ship. “Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea” was written by Verne hiding on the “Saint Michel”. Now, he is driving the boat, leading his coastguard patrols in the Gulf of Somme. They searched every corner of the bay with vigilant eyes, always on the lookout for an invasion by the Prussian army.
  Verne loved to write poetry since he was a child, and he also had a talent for music. During his service in the Coast Guard, in order to boost morale, Verne wrote a battle song called “The Bugle”, and he composed the lyrics and music himself. With a heroic tone, ” Bugle” calls on the sons and daughters of France to fight bravely for the motherland. Verne taught the coast guards to sing this majestic battle song. When patrolling, they sang this “bugle” with a strong and majestic voice. All of them were full of energy and high fighting spirit, and the loud singing resounded through Somme. over the bay.