A Journey to the Interior of the Earth
"When can I see him?"
"To-morrow, if you like."
"Why not to-day?"
"Because he won't be here till to-morrow."
"To-morrow, then," added my uncle with a sigh.
This momentous conversation ended in a few minutes with warm acknowledgments paid
by the German to the Icelandic Professor. At this dinner my uncle had just elicited
important facts, amongst others, the history of Saknussemm, the reason of the mysterious
document, that his host would not accompany him in his expedition, and that the very
next day a guide would be waiting upon him.