Back in Mompracem, Sandokan tells Yañez of his adventures since the time when the parao was sunk, of how he had reached Labuan, his meeting with Giro-Batol and, specially, of his great love for Mariana and his intention to return for her. Yañez, who had thought that Sandokan was gone forever, tells him how they had managed to save themselves after the attack by the Rajah of Sarawak’s men. Forever true to Sandokan’s desires, Yañez sets about making the ships ready to leave for Labuan as soon as possible in search of Mariana. Sandokan has nightmares about Mariana in which he chases his rival, Baronet Roshental, with his sabre to keep him for trying to woo her..