Fog has narrowly lost the bet and, with it, most of what remains of his fortune after all the expenses incurred on the trip. But, then, Romy asks him to marry her; Fog accepts and, while Rigodon and Tico are taking care of the arrangements, they learn that, having failed to account for crossing the International Date Line, they believe it to be a day later than it actually is. There follows a race against time to reach the Reform Club before the deadline actually expires.