The world of insects is full of enchantment and amazement. This animation series is inspired by "the Diary of Insects" written by Jean Henri Fabre, an outstanding French entomologist and author in the 19th Century. In his original works, Mr. Fabre vividly described the life of insects. In this series all the insects and bugs have been personified and drawn into marvelous animated characters.
This is the story of the exciting adventures of a crime-buster in the world of insects! Our hero's way of investigation is so unique and always ends with surprising solutions. The interesting ecology of various insects will be described while our 'cool' hero, Inspector Fabre, analyzes and unties the knots of crimes and conspiracy a la fashion of Sherlock Holmes!
- Episode 1: Beware of the Fragrance of Flowers!Paris. Nineteenth Century. An engagement party is held at the gorgeous mansion of Professor André Boyer, alias the "Baron Spider", who is much talked about in high society. His fiancée Charlotte is a beautiful and elegant young girl. She is a student at a university and the daughter of the owner of a lodging house. Chief Inspector Ganimar of Paris Metropolitan Police appears and tells the guests that a bugler has broken into the mansion of Count Belmonde. Ganimar has no clue who did it. The next day, Charlotte goes to ask Mr. Fabre to investigate the case. She knows that the private investigator, Mr. Fabre, has outstanding reasoning. Mr. Fabre finds an acorn in a room of Count Belmonde's mansion. From this, he deduces that the burglar dug a tunnel from an oak tree in the garden into the mansion. At the same time, from a handkerchief left in the garden, he pinpoints the burglar --- Count Belmont himself. The Count has been chosen as husband for a daughter of the Belmonde family. He needs lots of money to secure real power within the family. Recently, he lost a substantial sum in the stock market. Thus, the Count tried to steal money from the family's safe to make up for his loses. The Count is a longhorn (beetle) who is fond of the fragrance of certain flowers. Mr. Fabre discovers the Count is the burglar from the fragrance on the handkerchief.Episode 2: Don't Touch Tasty Food!The entire recipe to grow precious mushrooms is stolen from the restaurant, "Chez Pierre." Chef Pierre, an ant, is an expert at growing mushrooms. His restaurant is famous for his dishes featuring mushrooms. Mr. Fabre likes Pierre's mushroom cuisine and accepts the job of finding the thief. He discovers that the mushroom recipes were the only ones stolen from hundreds of recipes. The way Pierre classifies the recipes is unique and complicated. The question is who would know his recipes well enough to select just the mushroom recipes? Through further investigation, Mr. Fabre discovers that Edward, the owner and chef of a new high-class restaurant, used to work with Pierre under the same cooking master. Certainly Edward could find the recipes he wanted among Pierre's files. Edward is just not confident of his own recipes and he wants to achieve Pierre's taste. Traces of the leaves to grow the mushrooms are found in Edward's restaurant.Episode 3: Find the True Meaning of Sweet Words.Inspector Fabre has an assistant, Gonza. Gonza's aunt visits Inspector Fabre to ask him to fire Gonza on the spot. She fears for Gonza's safety and wants him to stay away from dangerous jobs like criminal investigation. Mr. Fabre met Gonza after two thugs stole an important package of his. These thugs were gentle mannered and spoke with kind words. Inspector Fabre helped Gonza find the thieves. Inspector Fabre finds traces of wild berries nearby and deduces that their hideout must be close to wild berry field. Mr. Fabre and Gonza soon find the hideout but to their dismay, there is no sign of the thieves. Mr. Fabre suspects the thieves are preying mantises as they can change their body color. He is right and they discover the thieves are indeed there, wearing their jackets inside out, thus hiding in the green field. Then, Chief Inspector Ganimar arrives with a troop of policemen and arrests the thieves. Gonza is so amazed at Mr. Fabre's reasoning and asks to become his assistant.Episode 4: A Cheap Thing Could Cost you Much!At the opening celebration of the music hall at the Paris-Jenne University, the stained glass ceiling comes crashing down. Fortunately no one is hurt, but the police launch an investigation. What caused this incident? Was it faulty planning by Basil, the architect, or did Grier Construction, the contractor, skimp and cut corners to pocket some of the funds. Mr. Fabre begins checking around at Charlotte's request as her fiancé, Baron Spider, invested in this construction financially. The stained glass ceiling fell just as a singer raised her soprano voice to its full extent. The glass should certainly be strong enough to sustain a high pitch; after all it is a music hall. Basil blames the construction company for not using the required material. However, Mr. Fabre discovered that Basil's plans are somewhat impractical at times. As it turns out, the original blue print made by Basil is found in Grier's office. Thus, it is concluded that Basil was negligent and therefore to blame. In the meantime, as the price plunges, Baron Spider covets the stock of Grier Construction. What is he scheming?Episode 5: You Jump Too High!Young Alain is a great high jumper. He is expected to make a world record during the next competition. Although he is definitely a forerunner, Alain is afraid other promising athletes might defeat him. Alain's patron, Marius, is an art dealer. Marius takes Alain to many parties and tea salons, as he wants to show off the young athlete to high society. Suddenly one of the most popular impressionist paintings is stolen from the museum. Chief Inspector Ganimar arrests Marius as the suspected theft. The art dealer insists of his innocence. The director of the museum asks Inspector Fabre to conduct a thorough investigation. Mr. Fabre guesses that the thief entered the museum through the skylight. Looking around, he finds footsteps and a round mark on the floor under the skylight. The footsteps match Alain's shoes and his stride and the round mark matches the pole he uses when he does his high jumps. When confronted, Alain finally confesses. He was desperately trying to get rid of Marius so that he could devote more time to practicing this sport.Episode 6: Sharp Eyes vs. Keen Insight.The first movie ever shown in a theater in Paris is entitled "Arrival of the train". In a scene where the train is moving forward, the audience panics feeling as if the train is coming straight towards them. It looks and feels remarkably real!! The following day the theater owner finds the film has been cut into pieces. Mr. Fabre is called upon to investigate this bizarre case. With Charlotte's assistance, Fabre reconstructs the film, piece by piece. When he picks up one frame in particular, Charlotte comments that she did not see such a scene yesterday. Mr. Fabre enlarges the frame and finds that a policeman is giving documents to a top mobster. Our inspector concludes that the policeman must be the culprit who slashed the film. The policeman is a grasshopper with extraordinarily sharp eyes. While no one else could notice just one frame, he was in the theater yesterday and spotted the one frame in the film documenting his misconduct. Late that night, he slipped into the theater to destroy the film and the evidence of his corruption. When questioned closely, the policeman confesses his offense. The man with sharp eyes surrenders the investigator with keen eyes!Episode 7: The Smell of Corrupted Fruits.Charlotte's parents invite Baron Spider for dinner at their small house. A gentleman comes to consult Charlotte's father, a barrister, about his inheritance. Baron Spider hears their conversation, pretending he is not interested. A couple of days later, the gentleman friend of Charlotte's father is arrested when a stranger appear s to say he is the rightful heir. Charlotte asks Mr. Fabre to help her father's friend. Inspector Fabre finds that the family tree of this stranger is a fake and helps to clear the friend of charlotte's father of this false charge. Mr. Fabre suspects something wrong inside the police department as why would the true inheritor be arrested. (Later, the story will unveil an amazing truth that the man who worked behind the scenes is Professor Andre Boyer, alias Baron Spider, and that the chief of police has a secret relationship with Baron Spider.)Episode 8: The Robber with a Gentle HeartA robber not unlike Robin Hood surprises Paris. This robber is believed to be an agile woman who robs only the rich and famous and gives the bounty to the poor. She is nicknamed the reincarnation of Joan of Arc. One day the manager of the long-established department store makes a police report professing that this woman robbed the store of its weekly proceeds. Chief Inspector Ganimar is firmly determined to catch her this time. Mr. Fabre has serious doubts that "Joan of Arc" committed this robbery. One of Fabre's friends, a female librarian, shares his opinion. Our inspector soon discovers it was a sham robbery. The true robber is the manager himself, playing at being a victim of crime. It turns out that he borrowed money from the bank and did not have the funds to pay back on the due date that was quickly approaching. Thus he planned an insurance fraud. The stolen proceeds from the store are covered by insurance. He took the stolen sum to pay back his loan to the bank. Inspector Fabre finds the truth and solves the case. The lady librarian congratulates him but unknowingly to our hero, she is the Joan of Arc robber!! She is the daughter of a nobleman who was tricked into bankruptcy. The old butler of her family has become a street musician and he gathers information from around town for her. The swindler who drove her father into bankruptcy is Baron Spider! Soon after she joins Inspector Fabre to bring down Baron Spider.Episode 9: Wait Until Dark.A mother of 10 children comes to Mr. Fabre for help. Her 18-year old son was arrested for a theft at the port of Marseilles. She says with tears in her eyes that her son sends money home to her family every month and that he has never stolen anything from anybody. Inspector Fabre gets on the train to Marseilles with his assistant, Gonza. After struggling to find and examine some evidence, they find the true culprit. It is a big organization of smugglers lead by the notorious woman called Lady Schnider. Hiring fireflies as their crew, they use the lights of the fireflies to send Morse code signals between the ships and the land. Unknowingly, the son of Inspector Fabre's client opened a box of smuggled goods. The smugglers tried to lay blame on this young man so that they can put him in jail. Thanks to Mr. Fabre's smart reasoning the case is solved and the son is released. Back in Paris, all the other sons of his client come to play in his house. He is happy but also a little embarrassed of all the noisy boys.Episode 10: The Wedding Dress is Stolen.Baron Spider wants to set their wedding day but Charlotte wants to wait until she graduates from the university. He agrees, but insists on going ahead and having the wedding dress made. He orders it from a first class boutique in Paris. The dress is to be delivered to Charlotte's house. As the boutique's employee is driving the carriage to Charlotte's house, the dress is stolen. Inspector Fabre begins his investigation immediately and quickly discovers the identity of the thief. It is the seamstress from the boutique. At turns out that her dream is to be an actress. She thinks the reason she has failed at several auditions is because she has nothing beautiful to wear, as a seamstress does not make much money. So, she plans to make a beautiful costume from Charlotte's wedding dress. Disguised as an old woman, she slowly crosses the street in front of the carriage. When the employee gets out, she snatches the dress. Her performance as an old woman was successful, but not on stage where it would matter.Episode 11: Shame on the Sham Sellers.A beautiful sculpture called "The Winged Goddess of Victory, Statue of Nike" is found on the highlands of the Island of Samothrace. The citizens of Paris are very surprised and excited. The after it arrives in Paris, it is stolen. Strangely enough, it is found one week later in the exact spot from which it was stolen. The director of the French Academy of the Arts asks his friend, Inspector Fabre, to investigate this bizarre occurrence. Within no time, Mr. Fabre discovers the returned statue is a fake. Upon further investigation, several more replicas of the statue are found in a train at the station. The destinations of each replica are such places as England, Russia, America and other countries. Mr. Fabre deduces that there must be a large organization planning to sell the replicas at very high prices. His investigation leads him to a notorious group wanted by the Italian Authority. Our hero calls for the help of Chief Inspector Ganimar and Metropolitan Police. Together, they set up a trap and apprehend all the villains. The real statue of Nike is safely recovered.Episode 12: Let's Toast with Clean Water!On a warm day, Inspector Fabre, Charlotte and Gonza go on a picnic on their bicycles. They arrive at a village surrounded by a beautiful lake and forest. Immediately, the inspector turns into a devoted insect-observer. Gonza has no interest and is a bit tired of his boss's enthusiasm towards bugs. On the other hand, Charlotte likes to see him become "Mr. Entomologist." Suddenly, the villagers come to the lake to gather water in their buckets. Mr. Fabre, Gonza and Charlotte help them to carry the buckets of water back to the village. The villagers are worried - for some reason their wells have gone dry. Mr. Fabre decides to look around the village to see if he can determine the problem. It seems a house newly built upstream has something to do with this water shortage. The families living in this big house explain to Mr. Fabre that they can not live without clean and pure water. They have moved here from Paris to escape the polluted water there. The wells of the village have gone dry because these families upstream use a tremendous amount of water. The need for clean water is greater than the resources. As always, trying to come up with a workable solution, Mr. Fabre recommends building a water-purification system. Everyone agrees and the villagers and the families begin working together.Episode 13: Underwater Battle in the River SeineA female convict, Lady Schnider who was imprisoned for the smuggling, escaped from Chateau Diff, the so-called inescapable prison on an island in the sea. She made her getaway in a submarine manned by her henchman, Michael. Their whereabouts are unknown. One day in Paris, a party celebrating Professor André Boyer's (Baron Spider) appointment as of Dean of Parienne University is held and Inspector Fabre and his assistant Gonza are invited. Valerie, who is Head of the Police, sends a message to Baron Spider to meet him in a quiet room. As Valerie tells the Baron about the breakout of Lady Schnider, he sees herself coming out! Valerie is panicked as she knows of Valerie's shady past in Marseilles. Baron Spider insists that Valerie leave as the baron needs to talk with Lady Schnider about a new 'job.' Gonza notices Lady Schnider when she is leaving the party, but Mr. Fabre and his assistant lose her in the streets of Paris. Paulo, the police detective at Marseilles, comes to discuss the Schnider case with Mr. Fabre. Suddenly Dr. Verne rushes in to report that he has just seen a giant insect in the river Seine as he was testing his mini-submarine. Inspector Fabre and his friends dive into the river Seine on Dr. Verne's sub. They are attacked by Schnider's submarine. The insect that Dr. Verne saw is her submarine. An underwater battle begins in the river Seine!
- Episode 14: Hidden TreasureWhile the mini-sub of Dr. Verne, carrying Inspector Fabre, Gonza, and the Police detective Paulo are under heavy attack of Lady Schnider's sub in the river Seine, Baron Spider orders his henchman, Dion, to gather men to dig a tunnel. Schnider's new 'job' is to find the treasure of Nopoleon I. She has amassed plenty of information while in prison and has researched its whereabouts at a library. Finally the female fugitive knows where it is and tells Baron Spider that the job will be carried out tonight. Meanwhile at the Police Headquarters in Paris, Detective Paulo asks Valerie's help, but, the Police Chief rejects him bluntly. Then, Chief Inspector Ganimar offers his help to Paulo. Suspecting what Schnider is doing, Mr. Fabre researches all the books and records of Napoleon I's hidden treasure with the help of Angelica the librarian. Together they find its whereabouts. He rushes to the Arch of Triumph however, the treasure has already been taken. Ganimar and Paulo attempt to arrest the men Baron Spider hired. They chase Schnider and the other crooks but the thieves disappear in the night of Paris leaving the treasure behind.Episode 15: Slip of the Tongue is Fatal!.Inspector Fabre is happy and thanks Angelica as she located a rare book for him. At the other corner of the library, Dumas the popular writer is surrounded by a group of book editors. He is struggling to write a new story. Mr. Lecomte, the presiden of New World Trading Company secretary, arrives and impatiently escorts Mr. Fabre out. Dumas sees them hurrying out of the library and follows them. Lecomte asks our inspector to investigate the burglary of his company's secret documents. The scene of the crime is a room behind a hidden door. Although the window is broken, the room is located on a very high floor. It is impossible to climb the outside wall all the way. How could the burglar get in the room? Meanwhile Baron Spider receives a report that Inspector Fabre is investigating this case. This burglary was planned by him. He burns with revenge as he feels the New World Trading Company caused great harm to his family. He needs to know the secret of this business in order to ruin the company. Next morning, a new story based on this incident is printed in the newspaper. Dumas tells Inspector Fabre he is going to reveal the trick of this burglary. The writer's reasoning is sound. The inspector uses Dumas to find a burglar. It is the cleaning man who climbed the wall with his tools. His tongue slips while he is answering to Mr. Fabre's questions. He says what nobody else but the burglar himself would know.Episode 16: Beware of the one who looks like you!Jeanne the Rouge, the chivalrous robber loved by the Parisians, appears again tonight. Chased by Ganimar, Chief Inspector of the police and other officers, Jeanne passes in front of a portrait painter sleeping on a bench. Ganimar asks him if he saw Jeanne. The next morning Jeanne's portrait as drawn by this painter Lecour appears in every newpaper. It leads the police to arrest a young girl named Marie. Lecour becomes a popular painter instantly. However, Inspector Fabre feels Lecour's portrait lacks true image of Jeanne. Angelica the librarian asks our hero to investigate this happening as she believes Marie is not Jeanne. Inspector Fabre chacks the scene where Lecour saw Jeanne and finds he did not see the robber at all. But,the mystery remains unsolved. Why is Angelica so sure that Marie is not the chivalrous robber? … and what did Jeanne the Rouge try to steal in the laboratory of Professor Andre Boyer (Baron Spider)?Episode 17: Don't Break Children's Dreams.A girl named Sylvie and her two younger brothers come to Paris. They are attracted to Jeanne the Rouge, the chivalrous robber. Sylvie calls herself 'Juliette the Noire (Black)' and sends a challenge to Inspector Fabre. She disguises herself as a bronze statue in the art museum so that she and her brothers can steal the precious paintings during the night. But, she is applauded by the visitors who think she is showing a new style of performance. She is escorted out of the museum by the guards. Charlotte invites Mr. Fabre and Gonza to attend a concert given by her friend Anne, the violoncellist. On the concert day, Anne's violoncello is stolen and Inspector Fabre receives a challenge from Juliette the Noire. Sylvie and her brothers are surprised when they read the extra telling of the theft they did not commit. Soon they are arrested by the police, but Mr. Fabre thinks they are innocent and carefully probes further. It was a mock robbery staged by Anne. She tries to draw the attention away from her concert and she has terrible fear of performing poorly. Sylvie and her brothers go back to their village with the hope that they will be good investigators like Mr. Fabre.Episode 18: A Disaster Falls Down from the SkyGanimar, Chief Inspector of the police, has been investigating the cases of the armed robbers called 'Les Ails de Paris' (the Wings of Paris).' As the name shows, the robbers take wings out of their backpacks and fly away in the sky. They are chased by the police and run into a classroom at the Parienne University where Professor André Boyer is about to start his lecture. Charlotte and the wife of the mayor are among the students in attendence. The robbers hold all the people hostage. Charlotte begs the robbers to release everybody except herself. She asks the police to give them a carriage. The robbers agree to her proposal. However, Valerie, Head of the police, hides a couple of officers in the carriage. Angered, the robbers snatch Charlotte and force their way out of the carriage. Mr Fabre and Ganimar chase them on the balloon. A wheel of the carriage stops at a mountain road. Then, Baron Spider rescues her at the nick of time. Gonza is touched by the Baron's courage. Finally Ganimar arrests the robbers. Baron Spider is furious at Valerie for putting Charlotte in danger.Episode 19: Listen Carefully at the Windy NightWhen Countess Belmonde moves into her new house in the southern France, she finds it is haunted. At Charlotte's request, Inspector Fabre and Gonza accompany Charlotte to her house. At night they hear something humming and the windows start rattling. Then eery voices echo - "Get out of this house!." A shadow of a man points at the loft of the house. Mr. Fabre finds the portrait of the ex-owner of this house in the loft. He was a first-class violin craftsman who died in a carriage accident. His son, Dennis, was taken care of by relatives living nearby. Mr. Fabre is shocked at their greediness. Back in the loft, the inspector finds some sort of device. The next night, Dennis sneaks into the loft and starts working the device. He creates the ghost so that nobody wants to live in the house. The inspector notices that the will of Dennis' father is also hidden in the loft. It states that Dennis is to inherit the house if anything happens to him. The greedy relatives lied to Dennis and have been stealing the rent. Countess Belmonde welcomes Dennis to live here with her.Episode 20: A Giant Creature in the sewer.A gossip writer, Baudret and his cameraman are searching a giant creature in the sewer tunnels. Suddenly a monster like a giant water beetle roars up out of nowhere. This news shakes all of Paris. Valerie, the Head of Police, orders the sewage tunnels blocked and rejects Mr. Fabre's request to investigate. In fact, the water beetle-shaped machine is the vehicle of Baron Spider's underlings and is used to carry the stolen good. Mr. Fabre asks Ganimar, the Chief Inspector of police to help him enter the sewage tunnels. Once inside a tunnel, they see the beetle-shaped machine running away. It dissolves the iron gate and disappears. Mr. Fabre suspects it is not a living creature. In a house which used to belong to Count Belmonde and is now owned by Dion & Co., Baron Spider is checking the stolen paintings and jewelry. He needs a huge fund to take over the New World Trading Company. Many jewelry shops are burglarized but no clues are found. Mr. Fabre notices all the looted buildings are designed by Vasil. Vasil's office was seized by Dion et Cie.(Dion & Co), too. Our inspector guesses the next target. He ambushes the burglars with the police, but loses them again. Mr. Fabre and Ganimar think someone is behind all these incidents.Episode 21: Termites are Malicious Weapons.An educational institute called "School of Forest" for the children from unprivileged homes closes down. Daniel, the son of the owner asks the principal to move out of the premise. Charlotte tries in vain to discuss this with him on behalf of Principal's attorney who is away for other matters. Then, she is involved a carriage accident. Inspector Fabre and Gonza suspect this accident was a set-up. Mr. Fabre hears that many building have been condemned for similar reasons - 'termites.' A group of dishonest realtors have scattered tremendous numbers of termites on their targeted buildings and beat down the price when the buildings are heavily damaged or fall down. They snatch the land of "School of Forest" at the price of one coin from Daniel. However, Mr. Fabre reveals their trick and evidence and Ganmimar arrests them. Charlotte helps the principal to exchange the contract with Daniel and get back the school. Soon, the school will be rebuilt.Episode 22: A Long Chase in the Moonlight.A shipment belonging to the New World Trading Company is burned down by an arsonist. Next merchandise for the New World Trading Company is stolen at the warehouse of Gonza's Uncle, Yoshioka et Cie. (Yoshioka & Co.). However, Valerie the head of police shows no eagerness to investigate these incidents. Mr. Fabre begins investigation with Baudret, the reporter. Meanwhile in the ex-Count Belmonde's house Dion, the henchman of Baron Spider is packing the merchandise to export. This arson and burglary were planned by Baron Spider who wants to inflict damage to the New World Trading Company. He intends to take over the company when its stock price collapses. Mr. Fabre thinks the boxes of merchandise were taken out of the warehouse into the canal and unloaded at the ex-Count Belmonde's house. Mr. Fabre, Gonza and Baudret are spotted and attacked by Dion's men. Our heroes narrowly escape after a long chase and run in the moonlight.Episode 23: Beware an old Story!Baron Spider's conspiracy goes well and the New World Trading Company is taken over by Dion et Cie. (Dion & Co.). Ganimar requests a search warrant for the house of ex-Count Belmonde . Valerie turns the request down and moves the chief inspector to the traffic control section. Baudret the reporter starts checking the documents of Dion & Co. in the morgue of his new paper company. Mr. Fabre discovers that Dion was tried in Marseilles a long time ago. Then he discovers a very important thing thanks to the report of Detective Paolo in Marseilles. Angelica the librarian (Jeanne the Rouge) takes a chance in revealing the true face of Baron Spider. The Baron finds what Mr. Fabre and Baudret are investigating. He orders his men to 'make Baudret quiet' as the reporter exposed the link between Baron's family and the New World Trading Company. When Mr. Fabre and Gonza rush to the newpaper company, Baudret disappears leaving a message. After reading it, Mr. Fabre is almost sure who the young attorney standing behind Dion in Marselles court 13 years ago was.Episode 24: Revenge Suddenly Comes upon You!Mr. Fabre and his friends look for Baudret kidnapped from his office. The inspector learns from Paolo in Marseilles that one of the judges arrested on bribery for the case 13 years ago and died in jail had a 15 years old daughter. The face of Angelica the librarian flashes in Mr. Fabre's head. In the suburbs of Paris, Angelica sneaks into a winery and sees Baron Spider and Dion receiving a large chunk of foreign money hidden in the wine barrels. Angelica jumps out to challenge the Baron, but is defeated and thrown into an underground chamber. Baudret the reporter is locked in there, too. In Paris, Ganimar and his fellow officers are looking for Angelica. An old street musician tells the whole story of what happened in Marseilles and implores Ganimar to save her out of this dangerous situation. Mr. Fabre talks Valerie into spotting out Baron Spider's hideout. Mr. Fabre and his friends rush to the hideout and rescue Angelica and Baudret from drowning. Valerie the head of police confesses everything and gives Ganimar the warrant for Baron Spider. Meanwhile, Charlotte, not knowing anything, is about to set out for a trip with Baron Spider…Episode 25: Love of the Impostor.Although Charlotte is a bit surprised by Baron Spider's sudden invitation to take a trip, she gets on a train to Marseilles with him. They get off the train at a small station on the way and spend time talking about the good old days when they first met. In Paris, Dion is arrested by Ganimar. Mr. Fabre decides to go after Baron Spider with his friends on Dr. Verne's balloon. But, they are a little too late. Baron Spider and Charlotte have already sailed to a small island in the Mediterranean sea. They are to hold a wedding on their own. Just as Baron Spider is giving a ring to Charlotte, Mr. Fabre and his party rush in. The inspector tells Charlotte of the crimes Baron Spider has committed. The baron pretends to know nothing about them. He tries to justify his cause even when Baudret comes up. Suddenly the baron jumps on a boat and speeds out into the windy sea. His boat capsizes and Baron Spider disappears in the water.Episode 26: To Live on Courageously Today and TomorrowAll the newspapers in Paris fill the front page with Baron Spider's story. Charlotte shuts herself in her house and refuses to see anybody. Meanwhile, Baron Spider was rescued by Lady Schnider's submarine. He hides in a place in southern France, but decides to go back to Paris when he reads the story of Mr. Fabre's early life in the newspaper. Baron Spider calls up Mr. Fabre and asks why the inspector tries to revenge the crooks who put him in misery. The baron does not understand Mr. Fabre's tenderness. The baron challenges Mr. Fabre to a duel. He corners the inspector. But, then he withdraws his sword and walks away. Mr. Fabre and his friends hurry to the baron's manor house on the hill. It is engulfed in fire and burns down to ashes… Since then, nobody has seen Baron Spider. 3 months later, Mr. Fabre, Charlotte and Gonza come back to the ruin of Baron Spider's house. Charlotte makes up her mind to live a new life courageously. Inspector Fabre looks at her gently...
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