Theory:

     This extract is taken from the classic adventure novel, Around the World in Eighty Days by Jules Verne. An Englishman, Mr. Phileas Fogg, along with his French attendant, Passepartout, attempts to go round the world in eighty days on a wager of $20,000 (roughly $1.6 million today) set by his friends at the Reform Club.
 
     Read this extract, where Phileas Fogg travels through some parts of India at a time when the railways were being built in the country.
 
     Some places are spelt differently as the book was written over a century ago.
Explanation:
 
The lesson 'Journey by Train' is an extract taken from the classic adventure novel named 'Around the World in Eighty Days', written by Jules Verne. The story revolves around an Englishman, Mr. Phileas Fogg and his adventurous journey, as he was challenged by his friends to go round the world in eighty days. This story is just a part of the novel (Around the World in Eighty Days).

Mr. Phileas Fogg started his journey along with his French attendant named Passepartout.
 
Fogg and his attendant.jpg
Around the world in eighty days
 
His friends had challenged Phileas Fogg at the Reform Club, and the betted amount was \(20,000\) dollars. In today's economy, it would be equivalent to around \($1.6\) million roughly. He accepted the challenge. The novel, where the extract had been taken from, was written when the railways were being built in India. Jules Verne wrote this book a century ago and wrote some of the places with a different spelling.
 
Meaning of difficult words:
 
S.No
Words
Meaning
1.
Extract
A part of something such as book, music etc.
2.
Adventure
An exciting or a risky trip or effort
3.
Attendant
A person whose job to help someone or people
4.
Wager
A betting amount
Reference:
State Council of Educational Research and Training (2019). Term-3 English Standard-7. A Journey by Train by Jules Verne (pp. 79-85). Published by the Tamil Nadu Textbook and Educational Services Corporation.