After another gap in the story, we pick it up again a few episodes later. When we last left the crew of the Spindrift, they had just rescued Manuel from angry natives.
The native man had become their friend, but seems to be holding a secret about the mysterious dragon eye ring. Today the Spindrift sails upriver in search of the Professor, and the uranium. The present danger is from the native tribe, the Moros.
An emergency arises when the Spindrift has been cut adrift, and the chart and ring have both been stolen from the strong box. If something isn’t done fast, the Spindrift is in dnager of crashing on the breakers. Betty spots help coming from an unexpected source, and hope of getting back their ring. .