Chapter 137 is titled "Avalanche".
Sanji and Luffy try to evade the avalanche created by the lapahn. While they attempt to flee to a high point, they continue to be chased by the ferocious animals. In order to save Nami, Sanji sacrifices himself and throws Luffy and Nami to a safe place and is hit by the full front of the avalanche.
The avalanche also heads towards Drum's villages. Wapol quickly escapes with the help of his Devil Fruit powers. Convinced that it was a deliberated plan of the Straw Hats to attack him, he departs for the castle with his two lieutenants.
In the mountain, Luffy is safe and has found Sanji. However the cook is now unconscious.
Elsewhere, Luffy and Sanji try to find higher ground but are unable to escape the avalanche. Luffy grabs a tree and rides it like a sled as he grabs Sanji. They are confronted by more lapahns who throw trees at them, but Sanji kicks Luffy away while he takes the brunt of the attack and saves his friends. Luffy tries to grab Sanji's hand but only grabs his glove.
Meanwhile, the villagers are freaking out about the avalanche, as well as Wapol who flees on his pet.
Luffy dives into the snow to retrieve Sanji. After the avalanche has hit and the village is covered, Wapol eats his way out and blames the avalanche on the Straw Hats as an elaborate plot to attack him.
Luffy finds Sanji and begins to bring him back up the mountain. As he passes by a buried lapahn, he also pulls out the parent lapahn. The baby and adult lapahn are shocked that a human has helped them. Luffy is soon found by Wapol's men.
- Bighorn is covered by an avalanche.
- Lapahns are shown kindness by a human, Luffy.
- Sanji passes out, forcing Luffy to carry both him and Nami.
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