The subject of the lead bullet—The construction of a
canoe—Hunting—At the top of a kauri—Nothing to attest the
presence of man—Neb and Herbert's catch—A tortoise turned
over—The tortoise disappears—Cyrus Smith's explanation.
First trial of the canoe—A wreck on shore—Towing—Flotsam
Point—Inventory of the case: tools, arms, instruments, clothes,
books, utensils—What Pencroff wanted—The gospel—A verse from the
Departure—The rising tide—Elms and nettle trees—Various
plants—The jacamar—Aspect of the forest—Giant eucalypti—Why they
are called “fever trees”—Troops of monkeys—The waterfall—Night
Going toward the coast—Several bands of quadrumanes—A new
watercourse—Why the tide was not felt—A forest on the
shore—Reptile Promontory—Gideon Spilett makes Herbert envious—The
noise of the bamboos.
Proposition to return by the southern shore—Configuration of the
coast—Search for a presumed wreck—A wreck in the air—Discovery of
a small natural port—Midnight on the banks of the Mercy—A
Pencroff's calls—A night at the Chimneys—Herbert's arrow—Cyrus
Smith's plan—An unexpected solution—What happened in Granite
House—How a new servant enters the service of the colonists.
Projects to execute—A bridge over the Mercy—Making an island out
of Grand View Plateau—The draw-bridge—The corn harvest—The
creek—The culverts—The poultry yard—The pigeon house—The two
onagers—The harnessed cart—Excursion to Port Balloon.
Linen—Hunting for sealskin—Making pyroxyle—Various
plantings—Fishing—Tortoise eggs—Progress of Master Jup—The
corral—Hunting wild sheep—New vegetable and animal
riches—Remembrance of their native land.
Bad weather—The hydraulic lift—Making glass panes and glass
cups—The bread tree—Frequent visits to the corral—Increase in the
flock—The reporter's question—Exact coordinates of Lincoln
Construction of the boat—Second harvest of corn—Hunting koala—A
new plant more pleasant than useful—A whale in sight—The harpoon
from Vineyard—Cutting up the cetacean—Using the whalebones—The
end of the month of May—Pencroff has nothing left to wish for.
Winter—Pressing wool—The mill—Pencroff's obsession—Whalebones—To
what use an albatross can be put—The fuel of the future—Top and
Jup—Storms—Damage at the poultry yard—An excursion to the
marshes—Cyrus Smith alone—Exploration of the well.
The rigging of the boat—An attack by colpeos—Jup wounded—Jup
nursed—Jup healing—Completion of the boat—Pencroff's triumph—The
“Bonadventure”—First trial to the south of the island—An
Departure decided—Hypothesis—Preparations—The three
passengers—First night—Second night—Tabor Island—Search on the
shore—Search in the woods—No one—Animals—Plants—A
Inventory—Night—Some lettering—Continuing the search—Plants and
animals—Herbert in great danger—On board—The departure—Bad
weather—A glimmer of instinct—Lost at sea—A timely light.
Return—Discussion—Cyrus Smith and the stranger—Port Balloon—The
third harvest—A windmill—The first flour and the first bread—The
engineer's devotion—A moving experience—Some flowing tears.
A mystery to clear up—The stranger's first words—A dozen years on
the islet—Admissions which escape him—The disappearance—Cyrus
Smith's confidence—Construction of a mill—The first bread—An act
of devotion—Honest hands.
Always alone—A request from the stranger—A farmhouse established
at the corral—He was there twelve years—The first mate of the
“Britannia”—Abandoned on Tabor Island—The hand of Cyrus Smith—The
Conversation—Cyrus Smith and Gideon Spilett—The engineer's
idea—The electric telegraph—The wires—The battery—The
alphabet—Fine season—The colony's prosperity—Photography—An
impression of snow—Two years on Lincoln Island.
Recollections of their native land—Future chances—Proposed survey
of the coasts of the island—Departure on the 16th of
April—Serpentine Peninsula, a view from the sea—The basalts of
the western coast—Bad weather—Night comes on—A new incident.
Night at sea—Shark Gulf—Confidences—Preparations for winter—An
early winter—Intense frost—Interior Work—After six months—A
photographic negative—Unexpected incident.