A Boy Scout Around the World (Danish: Jorden Rundt i 44 dage, literally: Around the World in 44 Days) is a travel description published in October 1928 and written by Danish boy scout and later actor Palle Huld at the age of 15 following his travel around the world in spring 1928. His trip was sponsored by a Danish newspaper and made on the occasion of the 100 birthday of Jules Verne a French author of adventure and science fiction. Palle Huld was chosen after having answered to an ad in the newspaper; applicants had to be boys, 15 years old, able to manage in English and German and of good health. Like the characters in Jules Verne’s novel Around the World in 80 days he was only allowed to travel by land and sea, not by air. The travel (on first class) went from Denmark to Great Britain,

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  • A Boy Scout Around the World (Danish: Jorden Rundt i 44 dage, literally: Around the World in 44 Days) is a travel description published in October 1928 and written by Danish boy scout and later actor Palle Huld at the age of 15 following his travel around the world in spring 1928. His trip was sponsored by a Danish newspaper and made on the occasion of the 100 birthday of Jules Verne a French author of adventure and science fiction. Palle Huld was chosen after having answered to an ad in the newspaper; applicants had to be boys, 15 years old, able to manage in English and German and of good health. Like the characters in Jules Verne’s novel Around the World in 80 days he was only allowed to travel by land and sea, not by air. The travel (on first class) went from Denmark to Great Britain, across the Atlantic Ocean to Canada. From the American west coast he continued to Japan, China, Soviet Union, Poland, Germany and back to Denmark. He had to travel alone but was helped along the way by reporters of the newspaper, members of Danish embassies and local boy scouts. The travel was followed by not only Danish newspapers but newspapers around the world and at his return to Copenhagen he was met by a crowd of 20,000 people. He travelled towards west, which was the fastest but also the opposite direction of the one taken in Around the World in 80 Days. Unlike the novel, he had little problems in reaching departures. In western Canada he met Native Americans, who promised not to take his scalp, though red scalps were at a premium. He was impressed by the luxury of the Pacific Ocean liner; its restaurant was the size of the hall of a castle in his opinion and onboard he could play tennis and water polo. Around the world he was met by the press and he got increasingly better at handling them as the travel progressed. One question that gave him problems was about his taste in women; he told the journalist that he was too young to think of it. He was met with generosity, many accessories for his travel such as shoes and a camera were given to him for free. There was one offer he declined; on board the Pacific liner a young American woman wanted to darn his socks, which he would not accept. Later he was invited to the home of the famous Japanese Admiral Togo where he had to take his shoes off and thereby reveal the holes in his socks, which made him regret he did not take the offer from the young woman. Nevertheless, Japan was his favorite country since he found everything pretty. After his journey he was invited to, among others, Great Britain where he met with Baden-Powell creator of the boy scout movement and France where he laid flowers on the grave of Jules Verne. (en)
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  • Axel Mathiesen
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  • Eleanor Hard
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  • A Boy Scout Around the World (Danish: Jorden Rundt i 44 dage, literally: Around the World in 44 Days) is a travel description published in October 1928 and written by Danish boy scout and later actor Palle Huld at the age of 15 following his travel around the world in spring 1928. His trip was sponsored by a Danish newspaper and made on the occasion of the 100 birthday of Jules Verne a French author of adventure and science fiction. Palle Huld was chosen after having answered to an ad in the newspaper; applicants had to be boys, 15 years old, able to manage in English and German and of good health. Like the characters in Jules Verne’s novel Around the World in 80 days he was only allowed to travel by land and sea, not by air. The travel (on first class) went from Denmark to Great Britain, (en)
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  • A Boy Scout Around the World (en)
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