Sought by the soldiers, Sandokan and Yañez have spent the night near Lord Guillonk’s mansion. At daybreak, they wait for an opportunity to jump over the palisade and escape. As they enter the jungle, they run into their own men, who are being led by Sambigliong, Sandokan’s boatswain. After the storm they had landed on Labuan in order to go and help the Tiger of Mompracem. Sambigliong has captured a courier in the jungle who was on his way to Lord Guillonk’s house with a message from the Baronet.