As we walked back to my uncle's house, I thought, it's still a long time till the first of July. Perhaps my uncle will change his mind or forget about his crazy idea to go to the center of the earth.
It was quite late by the time we returned. I expected that my uncle would be asleep, as he regularly went to bed quite early.
But I had forgotten about my uncle's impatience and interest in his new findings. As soon as we walked in the door, my uncle walked to me quickly, saying, "come Axel! Hurry you foolish boy! Your suitcase isn't packed yet!"
I was shocked.
"We're going very soon! Why did you go on a walk, instead of staying here to help me?"
"We're going?" I said, quite confused.
"Yes, the day after tomorrow, early in the morning."