The rescuers brought in a barge covered in meat and doused it with gasoline. Then lit it on fire and burned all the rats alive. Every surviving rat was eaten by the sharks surrounding 3 Skeleton Key. The narrator, Itchoua, and Le Gleo were taken aboard the ship and brought to safety. They all then went their separate ways. Le Gleo went to an insane asylum because he had been driven mad from the experience. Itchoua died from his wounds and the narrator went back to work in the lighthouse.
They brought a boat in pilled high with meat to attract the rats
They then lit it up and burned all the rats. The remaining rats were eaten by the sharks. We were then brought to safety