It was now the 30th of October, and on the following day the Rangoon was due at Singapore.
Fix emerged from his cabin and went on deck. Passepartout was promenading up and down in the forward part of the steamer. The detective rushed forward with every appearance of extreme surprise, and exclaimed, «You here, on the Rangoon?»
«What, Monsieur Fix, are you on board?» returned the really astonished Passepartout, recognising his crony of the Mongolia. «Why, I left you at Bombay, and here you are, on the way to Hong Kong! Are you going round the world too?»