Third Part


Chapter I
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.
Chapter II
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.
Chapter III
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.
Chapter IV
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.
Chapter V
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 sentiments—Pencroff apologizes.
Chapter VI
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 functioned—A detonation.
Chapter VII
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.
Chapter VIII
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.
Chapter IX
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 Plateau.
Chapter X
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 again!
Chapter XI
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.
Chapter XII
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!
Chapter XIII
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 the crater—Return.
Chapter XIV
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 linen—Mount Franklin.
Chapter XV
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.
Chapter XVI
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.
Chapter XVII
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.
Chapter XVIII
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 engineer.
Chapter XIX
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.
Chapter XX
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 Captain Nemo.
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Translation Copyright © 1992 Sidney Kravitz
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