'She burns no more. I am going back now to strike.
Arsat and Diamelen found a canoe and, as they began to paddle upriver, saw Arsat's brother chased by many men. Arsat’s brother called up to him for help, Arset did not turn back and continued paddling.
Back in present, Diamelen dies of illness next morning . Arsat told the whiteman he decides to return to his village and avenge his brother.
When the white man leaves, he looks back and sees Arsat “still looking through the great light of a cloudless day into the hopeless darkness of the world" as he plans to avenge the death of his brother.