The Tiger's Attack (Italian: Le tigri all'attacco) is the fourth episode of the first season (The Tiger of Malaysia) of the animated series, Sandokan.
After capturing the island of Mompracem, Sandokan and the Tigers prepare to launch their first attack against Brooke. Their target is the “Queen Victoria,” an English ship that brings supplies to the island of Labuan. The supply ship is boarded during the daring attack, and Yanez comes across a dispatch for Governor Brooke, informing him that a ship with a cargo of gold belonging to the Sultan Muda-Hassin is heading toward Labuan.
Brooke learns that this information has fallen into Sandokan’s hands and so uses the occasion to set a trap for him and his band of Tigers. Sandokan senses that there is treachery afoot, but the Tigers are attracted by the gold, and cannot resist the temptation to attack the Sultan’s ship as soon as night falls, and they are all captured by the Governor’s soldiers.
Sandokan and Yanez are warned of the immanent debacle by young Kammamuri, and their timely intervention sees the Tigers rescued, and the sound defeat of the superior military forces deployed by Brooke for the occasion. Having safely returned to Mompracem, the Tigers realize that they’ve become something more serious and important than a mere lot of ragged pirates.
- James Brooke and his soldiers