In the Climax and resolution of the short story “Three Skeleton Key” written by George G. Toudouze, a towboat came to save the men. The boat had a tug that was filled with meant. Of course the rats went for the meat imminently. When all of the rats were on the boat a fireboat se the tug on fire. Most of the rats burned to death, but a few survived. The few survivors were later finished off by sharks around the island. A whaleboat came ashore and picked up all of the men. At night fall they were in the hospital being checked on by doctors. The three men split up from there. Le Gleo went straight up mad. He was sent back to France and was locked up in an asylum. For Itchoua he sadly died a week later. He died of rats bits getting infected because of the hot and humid weather. For the narrator he went back to the light house to work there again. Because of that I don't know who was crazier Le Gleo or the narrator.
"The tugdragged the barge about a mile from shore, where thefireboat drenched the barge with gasoline. A well-placedincendiary shell from the patrol boat set her on fire.The barge was covered with flames immediately, andthe rats took to the water in swarms, but the patrol boatbombarded them with shrapnel from a safe distance, andthe sharks finished off the survivors."
"A whaleboat from the patrol boat took us off the island and left three men to replace us."
He, He, He Six Skeleton Key.
"By nightfall we werein the hospital in Cayenne. What became of my friends?"
You sure you want to go back?
Ya, I do.
"Itchoua died within a week; a rat’s bite is dangerous in that hot, humid climate, and infection sets in rapidly."
"Well, Le Gleo’s mind had cracked and he was raving mad. They sent him back to France and locked him up in an asylum, the poor devil!"
"As for me—when they fumigated the light andrepaired the damage done by the rats, I resumed my servicethere. Why not? No reason why such an incident shouldkeep me from finishing out my service there, is there?"