Peavey reveals his big plan: to storm the Black Island and get rich.
It seems that when Airhaven fell, it landed on Black Island. Now, all the airships there are sitting ducks.
Tunbridge Wheels is an amphibious town, and it sails through the waters toward Black Island.
Things are going well as it chases a small ship... that is, until the ship leads them into shallow water and the rocks tear a hole in the town. "Abandon town! […] Women and mayors first!" (19.45) shouts Peavey. He clearly didn't learn anything about being a gentleman from Tom.
Peavey, Tom, Hester, and a handful of Peavey's henchman manage to get aboard what appears to be the only life raft. What is this, the Titanic?
Tunbridge Wheels sinks fast, with everyone else on board, including Peavey's daughter.