Aarmed with a shotgun, John anxiously waits in his study as a decoy, while Inspector Mulrooney (Eddie Byrne), Isobel (Yvonne Furneaux), and two other policemen hide outside, everyone keeping vigil for Kharis' next attempt to kill John. However, Mehemet Bey (George Pastell) kills the two policemen and Kharis knocks out Mulrooney. Bey and Kharis then enter the house, and Kharis goes after John, disarms him, and begins to choke him.Hearing the shotgun fire, Isobel rushes into the house and orders Kharis to stop. After she lets down her hair, Kharis recognizes her as Ananka and disobeys Bey's order to kill her, killing Bey instead. Isobel faints, and Kharis carries her to the swamp, followed by John, Mulrooney, and several other policemen. As Kharis carries the unconscious Isobel into the bog, John shouts her name to wake her up. He tells her to order Kharis to put her down, which he does reluctantly. As Isobel slowly moves away from Kharis, the police open fire on him. In the final scene, Kharis slowly sinks into the mire, taking the Scroll of Life with him.