Surama leads Sandokan, Yañez, Tremal-Naik and the men across the dangerous marsh. They reach the pagoda in which Suyodhama is holding the girl. They manage to get in through a skylight, climbing down from a light. There they are disturbed by the Thugs, who give battle to the Tigers of Malaysia. The Tigers win but there is no trace of Damna. They decide that in the circumstances they should split up into two groups to search a wider area of the caverns. Sandokan leads one group and Yañez, Tremal-Naik and Surama the other. Sandokan and his group enter a passageway and give chase to a group of Thugs who try to run away, but Sandokan and his group are trapped in a cave with a large waterfall.