The Quests must abandon ship when the Sea Quest catches fire. By dawn, the men, separated from Bandit and the boys, are rescued, but the others swim to an island inhabited by large yet friendly tree-dwelling apes who take them in. A pair of down-on-their-luck poachers get news of Dr. Quest's offer of reward for the return of the boys. A ransom, they think, will pay more, making them keen to find the boys and remove them roughly from their simian hosts. Written by
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Benton and Race are playing chess. When the boat catches fire, Benton and Race are still in positions of playing but the chess board and all its pieces are gone from the table, leaving the two staring down intently at a blank surface. See more
Dr. Benton C. Quest
I certainly can't expect you to search all day, Captain. You have your ship's cargo to think about.
I, too, am a father, Dr. Quest. We will search a while longer and continue to broadcast the S.O.S.
References Tarzan the Ape Man