Description: The five children wake up on their ship, the United World, following the storm to find themselves stranded on the wrong side of a reef in a lagoon near an island. After going ashore to scout out the island, the kids return to the ship to discover that someone has stripped the ship of all their supplies. The kids spend the night on the island but while they are sleeping, they are abducted by unknown assailants, waking the next morning inside a makeshift prison inside a cave. The soon meet Jeremiah Quizzel who tells them they are on the island of Tambu, the isle of the Q people, ruled over by "he who lives forever". He also tells them that they were taken by a "dreadful scoundrel", the evil Prime Minister, Rufus Quad. After missing out on a chance at rescue when a search plane flies overhead, the Prime Minister and his two assistants pay them a visit. Tony makes a valiant attempt at escape and following his recapture, the kids learn the almighty Q has ordered that must all die for trespassing on the island. Facing being drowned as the cave fills with water (and crabs) from the incoming tide, a mysterious girl arrives with a knife which allows them to escape.