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.