Being the adventures of W. Wilson Newbury, mild-mannered – and mildly ensorcelled – gentleman banker. L. Sprague de Camp, winner of the Gandolf Award as a Grand Master of Fantasy, reveals within these pages the curious story of his friendship with W. Wilson “Willy” Newbury, for whom the realm of the super-natural seems to have a strange affinity. – A horse discloses its violent – non-equine – past. – A manufacturer reveals a particularly unacceptable form of non-union labour. – Formaldehyde is shown to be a better preservative than even its inventor would have hoped. – A game of chances takes on serious overtones, and all for a most unlikely prize.