"The Mysterious Island ... Jules Verne"
Engraving by Jules Férat for The Mysterious Island
The last two items are Will’s choice for reading material: Jules Verne’s 1874 adventure novel is about five Union Army prisoners of war who escape the Confederacy (and the Civil War) and crash-land on a tiny, unknown island in the Pacific. It is sort of a sequel to Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea
and In Search of the Castaways
, because the island turns out to be the hideout of Captain Nemo and home harbor of his submarine the Nautilus
, though it is a very different book from the other two.