The Jewels of Ling Ti – Various buyers of antiques in China, agents for collectors and dealers, compete with each other to acquire priceless objects. While some are honorable men some are decidedly not.
Irregular Brethren and Other Stories – Three stories of outcasts, pirates and explorers on the fringes of civilization.
The Adventures of a Professional Corpse – four stories of a man who will die for you —for a fee. There’s good money in dying. It is surprising how many people can make use of a dead man.
The Opium Ship – Two Irishmen, one a drunk, the other consumptive, are shanghaied into becoming crew on a schooner that has been hijacked to smuggle opium in the South China Sea. Between a typhoon, a shipwreck, a mid ocean rendezvous with a smuggler’s junk, and attending to two kidnapped women, this is not a leisure cruise.