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After killing her companions, two white sailors follow Li Wanna, a native woman, hoping that she will lead them to Dzamm, a legendary African hidden city. The sailors are attacked and killed by a lion, but Jungle Jim rescues Li Wanna, who has come to ask for his help. Jim and Li Wanna travel across the mountains to Dzamm, where Zoron, Li Wanna's father, explains that his peaceful city is being threatened by white fortune hunters from the coast, who intend to steal the diamonds that the people of Dzamm use to decorate religious objects. Zoron gives Jim a bag full of diamonds and asks him to use the jewels to buy peace for his people. The white men, led by Calhoun and Captain Rawling, have learned of Dzamm's riches from Chot, Li Wanna's brother, who brought several of the objects as gifts for Norina, Calhoun's niece. Chot warns Norina and Calhoun that Jim is on his way to the coast with a peace offering. Still determined to learn the location of Dzamm, Calhoun follows Chot when he leaves the village, but Jim sets a trap for him, and Chot is able to return to Dzamm undiscovered. Back at the coast, Jim presents the diamonds to Calhoun and Rawling. The bribe is unsuccessful, however, and first Norina and then Calhoun try to learn Dzamm's location from Jim. Chot is now resolved never to leave Dzamm again, but Li Wanna is concerned about Jim and goes in search of him. In the meantime, Calhoun overhears Norina beg Jim to take her away, and he kills her. Li Wanna is captured by Rawlings and Calhoun and held captive on Rawling's ship. Jim swims to the ship and rescues Li Wanna, but while Jim battles a shark, Calhoun recaptures Li Wanna. By threatening Li Wanna, the fortune hunters force Jim to lead them to Dzamm, but the jungle animals, led by a gorilla whose life Jim saved, come to Jim's aid. Chot is killed during the battle, but the animals help the people of Dzamm overcome the white men, and later, Jim returns to the jungle.