Conversation on the subject of the bullet—Construction of a
canoe—Hunting—At the top of a kauri—Nothing to attest the
presence of man—Neb and Herbert’s prize—Turning a turtle—The
turtle disppears—Cyrus Harding’s Explanation.
First trial of the canoe—A wreck on the coast—Towing—Flotsam
Point—Inventory of the case: Tools, weapons, instruments,
colthes, books, utensils—What Pencroft misses—The Gospel—A verse
from the sacred book.
The start—The rising tide—Elms and different plants—The
jacamar—Aspect of the forest—Gigantic eucalypti—The reason they
are called “fever trees”—Troops of monkeys—A water-fall—The night
Journey to the coast—Troops of monkeys—A new river—The reason the
tide was not felt—A woody shore—Reptile promontory—Herbert envies
Gideon Spilett-Explosion of Bamboos.
Proposal to return by the southern shore—Configuration of the
coast—Searching for the supposed wreck—A wreck in the
air—Discovery of a small natural port—At midnight on the banks of
the Mercy—The canoe adrift.
Pencroft’s hallos—A night in the Chimneys—Herbert’s arrows—The
captain’s project—An unexpected explanation—What has happened in
Granite House—How a new servant enters the service of the
Plans—A bridge over the Mercy—Mode adopted for making an island
of Prospect Heights—The draw-bridge—Harvest—The stream—The
poultry yard—A pigeon-house—The two onagers—The cart—Excursion to
Linen—Shoes of seal-leather—Manufacture of
pyroxyle—Gardening—Fishing—Turtle-eggs—Improvement of Master
Jup—The corral—Musmon hunt—New animal and vegetable
possessions—Recollections of their native land.
Bad weather—The hydraulc lift—Manufacture of glassware—The
bread-tree—Frequent visits to the corral—Increase of the
flock—The reporter’s question—Exact position of Lincoln
Boat-building—Second crop of corn—Hunting koalas—A new plant,
more pleasant than useful—Whale in sight—A harpoon from the
Vineyard—Cutting up the whale—Use for the bones—End of the month
of May—Pencroft has nothing left to wish for.
Winter—Felling wood—The mill—Pencroft’s fixed idea—The bones—To
what use an albatross may be put—Fuel for the future—Top and
Jup—Storms—Damage to the poultry-yard—Excursion to the
marsh—Cyrus Harding alone—Exploring the well.
The rigging of the vessel—An attack from foxes—Jup wounded—Jup
cured—Completion of the boat—Pencroft’s Triumph—The
“Bonadventure’s” trial trip to the south of the island—An
Departure decided upon—Conjectures—Perparations—The three
passengers—First night—Second night—Tabor Island—Searching the
shore—Searching the wood—No one—Animals—Plants—A
The inventory—Night—A few letters—Continuation of the
search—Plants and animals—Herbert in great danger—On board—The
departure—Bad weather—A gleam of reason—Lost in the sea—A timely
The return—Discussion—Cyrus Harding and the stranger—Port
Balloon—The engineer’s devotion—A touching incident—Tears flow.
A mystery to be cleared up—The stranger’s first words—Twelve
years on the islet—Avowal which escapes him—The
disappearance—Cyrus Harding’s confidence—Construction of a
mill—The first bread—An act of devotion—Honest hands.
Still alone—The stranger’s request—The farm established at the
corral—Twelve years ago—The boatswain’s mate of the
“Britannia”—Left on Tabor Island—Cyrus Harding’s hand—The
Conversation—Cyrus Harding and Gideon Spilett—An idea of the
engineer’s—The electric telegraph—The wires—The battery—The
alphabet—Fine season—Prosperity of the colony—Photography—An
appearance of snow—Two years in Lincoln Island.
Recollection of their native land—Probable future—Project for
surveying the coasts of the island—Departure on the 16th of
April—Sea-view of the reptile end—The basaltic rocks of the
western coast—Bad weather—Night comes on—New Incident.
A night at sea—Shark Gulf—Confidences—Preparation for
winter—Forwardness of the bad season—Severe cold—Work in the
interior—In six months—A photographic negative—Unexpected