Next day, Sascha/Kurzov is telling Peter about strange noises he has been hearing in the hills for the last few nights. Explosions, but not where their people are supposed to be working on the south side. They agree to go take a look at the north side. However, they are then interrupted by the approach of marauding men riding through what appears to be the workers’ camp, and they are using burning torches to set fire to the tents. (Just exactly what the purpose of this raid is supposed to be is not clear—perhaps it is an attempt to capture Sascha.) Peter shoots one of the marauders, whom Peter recognizes as one of Ramigani’s men. Peter then grabs a horse and announces that he is riding to the palace. Sascha heads for his bungalow, which the marauders set on fire, a scene reminiscent of the siege of MacAllan’s jungle bungalow in the silent film.
At this point, the film is marred by a truly unfortunate lapse of taste. We are forced to watch two elephants fighting, a staged event much like a cock fight or a dog fight. Ramigani and the prince are there in box seats, and Irene is there, too. Ramigani is informed that the construction camp is on fire, and he leaves. Peter then arrives and tells Ramigani that he needs to see the maharajah, but Ramigani says he he cannot disturb him at the moment. “Cannot or will not?” Fürbringer demands. “So you can arrange for help to arrive too late?” Ramigani then demands to know why Sascha Demidoff has been working in Peter’s camp. Peter doesn’t know anyone named Demidoff, but then Ramigani identifies him as Kurzov. Ramigani demands Peter tell him where Demidoff is, but Peter refuses to speak. Ramigani then declares he can make Peter talk.
Later, Irene confronts Ramigani, who lies to her and claims the revolt against the prince has been suppressed, but he has no news of Peter. She ain’t buying, so she rides off to look for him herself. En route, Ramigani’s men capture her, an event which is witnessed by Sascha, newly escaped from the burning bungalow. He returns to the construction office, where he tells Emil that Irene has been captured. Emil and Sascha determine to rescue her, and to do so, they will need to figure a way to get into Ramigani’s palace. “Now,” says Sascha to whiny Emil, “you can prove that you are a man.”