At this part in the story, the ship Le Gleo, Itchoua, and the Narrator see is crashing. Then, the massive rats come out. Quickly, they cover all the lighthouse windows, after smelling the presence of humans. The shriek and scratch at the glass repeatedly. It starts to smell, too, at a great extent. The first night they were worried that the rats could get in, and it was a tense night. Suddenly, the Narrator notices the rats are trying to eat away at the window. They solve this by covering the window in a tin sheet.