Robur was in Australia, but a long way from X Island, to which he desired to return as soon as possible.
Suddenly the barometer fell after keeping somewhat high during the earlier hours of the day. Evidently the indications were such as a shipmaster might feel anxious at, though the master of an aeronef might despise them. There was every sign that a terrible storm had recently raged in the Pacific.
"Another town," said Phil Evans.
Besides, he on whom they had been so terriblyâ€”and in their idea so justlyâ€”avenged, existed no longer. None of those who accompanied him had survived. The secret of the "Albatross" was buried in the depths of the Pacific!