The French-controlled islands of Seychelles, where labour is provided by enslaved Mozambicans and Madagascans, enforces the death sentence on Pompée, who murdered his owner Pierre Michel Inard with a machete. Pompée is to die at the designated hour of 3:30 am. However, the island has no executioner. A vote is taken, and the islanders choose to burn him. The execution will enter Seychelles’ folklore.