[PDF] An Antarctic Mystery By Julio Verne. An Antarctic mystery” is based on the classic tale of horror “Arthur Gordon Pym” by Edgar Allen Poe and serves as a continuation of the story although it must be noted that this is not a work of horror. Rather, “An Antarctic mystery” begins in 1839 with the lead character and narrator, Jeorling, on the Kerguelen Islands to study wildlife. He is ready to depart and learns that a ship, the Halbrane, is coming into port shortly. Jeorling is done on the island and wants to depart on the Halbrane with no particular destination in mind. The captain of the Halbrane, Len Guy, at first refuses but finally relents on the night before the ship sets sail. Jeorling is uncertain as to why the strange captain had a change of heart but he wants to leave so he happily sets sail aboard the ship the next morning.