|“||Later that evening I found a dark, shimmering tear in the corner of my eye. Oil spreads everywhere in Baku.||”|
Baku is a location in 80 Days. It is a city rich in oil.
In Baku. oil extraction is so easy, even lowly agrarian workers can manage it with hand pumps. They queue up to do so to stockpile some oil reserves for themselves in containers, since big business is on its way to exploit the wells for great profit, making it illegal for regular people to take from the well. Passepartout will be met with disgust if he tries to take oil for himself.