A lost and feverish hunter witnesses the Phantom's ceremony with a cup cut from solid diamond, then leads an expedition to find it again. Wells is betrayed by his financier and by his guide -- who betrays the financier in turn. The Phantom traces the guide aboard an airliner, retrieves his cup, forces the guide to bail out, and turns him over to police. After badgering the financier into funding a native hospital, he returns the cup to Skull Cave and sends Wells on his way.
The Phantom; Cecil; Cecil's mother; Bandar; Zork; Wambesi; Mike
Repeatedly beaten by bullies, fatherless Cecil flees into the forest to be found by the Phantom, who takes him in to toughen him up by the rough-and-tumble of life with Bandar boys. He teaches Cecil boxing, and shows him how to handle a bully terrorizing the Wambesi village. When Cecil returns home bully Mike attacks, but Cecil puts his lessons to excellent use.