Study Guide

Mortal Engines Chapter 20

By Philip Reeve

Chapter 20

The Black Island

  • Tom and Hester accompany Peavey up Black Island, hoping to find Anna Fang there and escape.
  • Before they can reach the top, Airhaven finishes its repairs and flies away.
  • Peavey ends up falling into a quicksand-like bog and starts sinking. He shouts for help, but his henchman, Mungo, takes this opportunity to shoot him dead.
  • Mungo turns his gun on Hester and Tom, but a chilling voice stops him: "THEY'RE MINE" (20.51). We'd know those all-caps anywhere.