On 9 March 1886, as Verne was coming home, his nephew, Gaston, charged at him with a gun. As the two wrestled for it, it went off. The second bullet entered Verne's left shin. He never fully recovered. Gaston spent the rest of his life in an asylum.
I believe cats to be spirits come to earth. A cat, I am sure, could walk on a cloud without coming through.
The Father of Science Fiction
Jules Gabriel Verne
Nantes, Loire-Atlantique, France
Amiens, Somme, France