* Contents derived from the South Yarra,South Yarra - Glen Iris area,Melbourne - Inner South,Melbourne,Victoria,:Currey O'Neil,1983 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
Tom Denison is sent to investigate a situation on an unnamed island in the Southwest Pacific where a trader is alleged to have shot an Islander. When Denison and the taciturn ship's captain arrive on the island they discover the trouble is over a girl the trader brought to the island. The captain buys the girl, intending to make a profit on her.
An injured sailor is put ashore on an isolated island to be tended by a German doctor. The doctor declares he has given up medicine to study the mating behaviour of green turtles. The sailor is terrified when he learns what the doctor is really doing.