The Coral Island, by R. M. Ballantyne
- Beginning — My Early Life and Character — I Thirst for Adventure in Foreign Lands, and Go
- The Departure — The Sea — My Companions — Some Account of the Wonderful Sights We Saw on
the Great Deep — A Dreadful Storm And a Frightful Wreck.
- The Coral Island — Our First Cogitations After Landing and the Result of Them — We Conclude
that the Island is Uninhabited.
- We Examine into Our Personal Property, and Make a Happy Discovery — Our Island Described —
Jack Proves Himself to Be Learned and Sagacious Above His Fellows — Curious Discoveries — Natural Lemonade!
- Morning, and Cogitations Connected Therewith — We Luxuriate in the Sea, Try Our Diving
Powers, and Make Enchanting Excursions Among the Coral Groves at the Bottom of the Ocean — The Wonders of the Deep
- An Excursion into the Interior in which We Make Many Valuable and Interesting Discoveries —
We Get a Dreadful Fright — The Bread-Fruit Tree — Wonderful Peculiarity of Some of the Fruit-Trees — Signs of Former
- Jack’s Ingenuity — We Get into Difficulties About Fishing, and Get Out of Them by a Method
which Gives Us a Cold Bath — Horrible Encounter with a Shark.
- The Beauties of the Bottom of the Sea Tempt Peterkin to Dive — How he Did it — More
Difficulties Overcome — The Water Garden — Curious Creatures of the Sea — The Tank — Candles Missed Very Much, and the
Candle-Nut Tree Discovered — Wonderful Account of Peterkin’s First Voyage — Cloth Found Growing on a Tree — A Plan
Projected, and Arms Prepared for Offence and Defence — A Dreadful Cry.
- Prepare for a Journey Round the Island — Sagacious Reflections — Mysterious Appearances and
- Make Discovery of Many Excellent Roots and Fruits — The Resources of the Coral Island
Gradually Unfolded — The Banyan Tree — Another Tree which is Supported by Natural Planks — Water-Fowl Found — A Very
Remarkable Discovery, and a Very Peculiar Murder — We Luxuriate on the Fat of the Land.
- Effects of Overeating, and Reflections Thereon — Humble Advice Regarding Cold Water — The
“Horrible Cry” Accounted For — The Curious Birds Called Penguins — Peculiarity of the Cocoa-Nut Palm — Questions on the
Formation of Coral Islands — Mysterious Footsteps — Strange Discoveries and Sad Sights.
- Something Wrong with the Tank — Jack’s Wisdom and Peterkin’s Impertinence — Wonderful
Behaviour of a Crab — Good Wishes For Those who Dwell Far from the Sea — Jack Commences to Build a Little Boat.
- Notable Discovery at the Spouting Cliffs — The Mysterious Green Monster Explained — We are
Thrown into Unutterable Terror by the Idea that Jack is Drowned — The Diamond Cave.
- Strange Peculiarity of the Tides — Also of the Twilight — Peterkin’s Remarkable Conduct in
Embracing a Little Pig and Killing a Big Sow — Sage Remarks on Jesting — Also on Love.
- Boat-Building Extraordinary — Peterkin Tries His Hand at Cookery, and Fails Most Signally
— The Boat Finished — Curious Conversation with the Cat, and Other Matters.
- The Boat Launched — We Visit the Coral Reef — The Great Breaker that Never Goes Down —
Coral Insects — The Way in which Coral Islands are Made — The Boats Sail — We Tax Our Ingenuity to Form Fish-Hooks —
Some of the Fish We Saw — And a Monstrous Whale — Wonderful Shower of Little Fish — Waterspouts.
- A Monster Wave and its Consequences — The Boat Lost and Found — Peterkin’s Terrible
Accident — Supplies of Food for a Voyage in the Boat — We Visit Penguin Island, and are Amazed Beyond Measure — Account
of the Penguins.
- An Awful Storm and its Consequences — Narrow Escape — A Rock Proves a Sure Foundation — A
Fearful Night and a Bright Morning — Deliverance from Danger.
- Shoemaking — The Even Tenor of Our Way Suddenly Interrupted — An Unexpected Visit and an
Appalling Battle — We All Become Warriors, and Jack Proves Himself to Be a Hero.
- Intercourse with the Savages — Cannibalism Prevented — The Slain are Buried and the
Survivors Depart, Leaving Us Again Alone on Our Coral Island.
- Sagacious and Moral Remarks in Regard to Life — A Sail! — An Unexpected Salute — The End
of the Black Cat — A Terrible Dive — An Incautious Proceeding and a Frightful Catastrophe.
- I Fall into the Hands of Pirates — How They Treated Me, and what I Said to Them — The
Result of the Whole Ending in a Melancholy Separation and in a Most Unexpected Gift.
- Bloody Bill — Dark Surmises — A Strange Sail, and a Strange Crew, and a Still Stranger
Cargo — New Reasons for Favouring Missionaries — A Murderous Massacre, and Thoughts Thereon.
- Bloody Bill is Communicative and Sagacious — Unpleasant Prospects — Retrospective
Meditations Interrupted by Volcanic Agency — The Pirates Negotiate with a Feejee Chief — Various Etceteras that are
Calculated to Surprise and Horrify.
- The Sandal-Wood Party — Native Children’s Games Somewhat Surprising — Desperate Amusements
Suddenly and Fatally Brought To a Close — An Old Friend Recognised — News — Romata’s Mad Conduct.
- Mischief Brewing — My Blood is Made to Run Cold — Evil Consultations and Wicked Resolves —
Bloody Bill Attempts to Do Good, and Fails — The Attack — Wholesale Murder — The Flight — The Escape.
- Reflections — The Wounded Man — The Squall — True Consolation — Death.
- Alone on the Deep — Necessity the Mother of Invention — A Valuable Book Discovered —
Natural Phenomenon — A Bright Day in My History.
- The Effect of a Cannon-Shot — A Happy Reunion of a Somewhat Moist Nature — Retrospect and
Explanations — An Awful Dive — New Plans — The Last of the Coral Island.
- The Voyage — The Island, and a Consultation in which Danger is Scouted as a Thing Unworthy
of Consideration — Rats and Cats — The Native Teacher — Awful Revelations — Wonderful Effects of Christianity.
- A Strange and Bloody Battle — The Lion Bearded in His Den — Frightful Scenes of Cruelty,
and Fears for the Future.
- An Unexpected Discovery, and a Bold, Reckless Defiance, with its Consequences — Plans of
Escape, and Heroic Resolves.
- The Flight — The Pursuit — Despair and its Results — The Lion Bearded in His Den Again —
Awful Danger Threatened and Wonderfully Averted — A Terrific Storm.
- Imprisonment — Sinking Hopes — Unexpected Freedom to More than One, and in More Senses