- Accidental Innuendo: This line.
[Paganel] seemed to have a peculiarly exciting effect on [McNabbs].
- Critical Research Failure: As a result of Science Marches On rather than not bothering with the research, but some of the geography is... flawed.
- Ho Yay: Paganel and McNabbs.
The 1962 film:
- Ho Yay: Some hints of it between Lord Glenarvan and Mr. Paganel.
- Magnificent Bastard: Ayerton.
- Values Dissonance: The portrayal of the Maoris, to some extent.