Later, she meets a stranger, Cyrus Manley, who is new to the island. The two become very good friends and eventually, lovers.
Mordecai finds out their relationship and corners Cyrus on top of a cliff. When he learns that Cyrus is the father of Temperance's child, he throws his harpoon at him.
Cyrus falls down on a whale, but the harpoon's rope becomes wrapped around Mordecai's leg, dragging him under the sea to die with his enemy.