One day, Fantomah is set upon by three evil slavers.
Fantomah; Fury (Fantomah's black panther); the Monkey Cult; Kalat (introduction); the Cobra Men (villains, introduction, many die)
After being kidnapped and taken to India by slavers, Fantomah escapes and meets Kalat, a friendly native whose people are beset by cobra cultists. Both are captured by the cobra cultists and Fantomah is forced into a pit of cobras to die. She calls on Damballah, the god of snakes, and the cobras are transformed into ropes. The monkey cultists arrive and the cobra cultists are defeated.