Ticket No. "9672" by Jules Verne
Author: Jules Verne | Published: 1886
Ticket No. "9672" Synopsis
Ticket No. "9672" is a novel by Jules Verne, first published in 1886. It tells the story of a young woman named Hulda who lives in a small Norwegian village with her brother Joel and their mother, Dame Hansen. Hulda's fiance, Ole Kamp, is a fisherman who has been away at sea for several months. One day, a lottery ticket arrives, addressed to Ole. The ticket has the number 9672, and it is worth much money.
Hulda is overjoyed, but her joy is short-lived. A few days later, a newspaper arrives with the news that Ole's ship has been lost at sea. Hulda is devastated, and she believes that Ole is dead. However, the lottery ticket gives her hope. She believes Ole will return to claim the prize money if he remains alive. The days pass, and Hulda waits anxiously for news of Ole. The lottery drawing is approaching, and Hulda must decide what to do with the ticket. If she doesn't claim the prize money, it will be forfeited. However, if she does claim the prize money, she will give up hope that Ole will return.
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"What time is it?" inquired Dame Hansen, shaking the ashes from her pipe, the last curling rings from which were slowly disappearing between the stained rafters overhead.
"Eight o'clock, mother," replied Hulda.
"It isn't likely that any travelers will come to-night. The weather is too stormy."
"I agree with you. At all events, the rooms are in readiness, and if any one comes, I shall be sure to hear them."
About Jules Verne
Jules Verne, born on February 8, 1828, in Nantes, France, was a renowned French author who laid the foundation for modern science fiction. He is often referred to as the "Father of Science Fiction." Verne's works, characterized by their imaginative and visionary storytelling, have significantly impacted literature and popular culture.
His passion for adventure and exploration shaped Verne's early life. His prosperous lawyer father encouraged him to study law, but Jules preferred writing and literature. Despite his father's disapproval, Verne pursued his literary interests, writing plays and short stories. Verne's works were heavily influenced by the rapid scientific advancements of the 19th century, incorporating emerging technologies like submarines, space travel, and time machines. Find out more about Jules Verne at sevenov.com.