A Journey to the Interior of the Earth
"Is there no way farther?"
"Yes; there is a sort of passage which inclines to the right. We will see about that to-
morrow. Let us have our supper, and go to sleep."
The darkness was not yet complete. The provision case was opened; we refreshed
ourselves, and went to sleep as well as we could upon a bed of stones and lava fragments.
When lying on my back, I opened my eyes and saw a bright sparkling point of light at the
extremity of the gigantic tube 3,000 feet long, now a vast telescope.
It was a star which, seen from this depth, had lost all scintillation, and which by my
computation should be 46; URSA MINOR. Then I fell fast asleep.