Lost or saved?—Ayrton recalled—Important discussion—It is not the
Duncan—Suspicious vessel—Precautions to be taken—The vessel
approaches—A cannon shot—The brig anchors in sight of the
island—Night comes on.
Discussions—Misgivings—Ayrton's proposition—They accept it—Ayrton
and Pencroff on Grant Islet—Convicts from Norfolk—Their
plans—Ayrton's heroic attempt—His return—Six against fifty.
The fog lifts—The engineer's arrangements—Three posts—Ayrton and
Pencroff—The first boat—Two more boat loadings—On the islet—Six
convicts on land—The brig raises anchor—The projectiles from the
“Speedy”—Desperate situation—An unexpected denouement.
The colonists on the beach—Ayrton and Pencroff work at
salvaging—Gossip during lunch—Pencroff's remarks—Close inspection
of the brig's hull—Intact storeroom—New riches—The last of the
debris—A piece of broken cylinder.
The engineer's assertions—Pencroff's grandiose hypotheses—An
aerial battery—Four projectiles—On the subject of the surviving
convicts—Ayrton's hesitation—Cyrus Smith's generous
Expedition plans—Ayrton at the corral—Visit to Port
Balloon—Remarks made by Pencroff on board the
Bonadventure—Dispatch sent to the corral—No reply from
Ayrton—Departure the next day—Why the telegraph no longer
The reporter and Pencroff in the corral—Herbert transported—The
sailor's despair—Consultation between the reporter and the
engineer—Mode of treatment—They recover some hope—How to warn
Neb?—A reliable and faithful messenger—Neb's reply.
The convicts in the neighborhood of the corral—Temporary
arrangements—Continuation of Herbert's treatment—Pencroff's first
jubilations—Reviewing the past—What is in store for the
future—Cyrus Smith's ideas on this subject.
They are without news from Neb—A proposal by Pencroff and by the
reporter which is not accepted—Some sorties by Gideon Spilett—A
piece of material—A message—Hasty departure—Arrival at Grand View
Herbert carried to Granite House—Neb relates what occurred—Cyrus
Smith's visit to the plateau—Ruin and devastation—The colonists
are disarmed by the malady—Willow bark—Mortal fever—Top barks
Inexplicable mystery—Herbert's convalescence—Parts of the island
to explore—Preparations for departure—The first day—Night—Second
day—The kauris—The cassowary couple—Footprints in the
forest—Arrival at Reptile Promontory.
Exploration of Serpentine Peninsula—Encampment at the mouth of
Falls River—Six hundred feet from the corral—Gideon Spilett's and
Pencroff's reconnaissance—Their return—Everyone moves forward—An
open door—A lighted window—By the light of the moon!
Ayrton's account—Plans of his former accomplices—Their
installation at the corral—The judge of Lincoln Island—The
Bonadventure—Search around Mount Franklin—Upper
valleys—Subterranean noises—Pencroff's response—At the bottom of
Three years have passed—The question of the new vessel—What is
resolved—Prosperity of the colony—The shipyard—The frosts of the
southern hemisphere—Pencroff is resigned—Bleaching the
The awakening of the volcano—The fine season—Resuming work—The
evening of the 15th of October—A telegram—A request—A
response—Departure for the corral—The note—The supplementary
wire—Basalt coast—High tide—Low tide—The cavern—A dazzling light.
Captain Nemo—His first words—The story of one of the heros of
independence—Hatred of the invaders—His companions—Submarine
life—Alone—The last refuge of the “Nautilus” at Lincoln
Island—The mysterious genie of the island.
Captain Nemo's last hours—The wishes of the dying man—A souvenir
to his friends of a day—Captain Nemo's coffin—Some advice to the
colonists—The supreme moment—At the bottom of the sea.
Everyone's thoughts—Resuming construction activity—The 1st of
January 1868—A trail of smoke at the top of the volcano—First
symptoms of an eruption—Ayrton and Cyrus Smith at the
corral—Exploration of Dakkar Crypt—What Captain Nemo told the
Cyrus Smith's account of his exploration—They speed up the
construction—A last visit to the corral—The battle between fire
and water—What remains of the surface of the island—They decide
to launch the vessel—The night of the 8th to the 9th of March.
An isolated rock in the Pacific—The last refuge of the colonists
of Lincoln Island—Death in view—Unexpected help—Why and how it
came—The last benefaction—An island on firm ground—The tomb of