Everything goes according to plan. Yañez volunteers to make sure there are no pirates around the house and grounds. He takes this opportunity to seek out Sandokan (who is waiting by the side of the road) and tell him the time when Lord James’ group will be leaving the house. He returns to the house and, at the time planned, Lord James, Mariana, Yañez and a small group of soldiers leave for Victoria. They approach the place where Sandokan is lying in ambush.