Scholarly edition comprising nineteen stories from two selections of Favenc stories The Last of Six (1893) and Tales of the Austral Tropics (1894) and including explanatory notes, appendices on textual variations, biographical information and notes on Favenc's reception
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A Trepang fisherman near Cooktown encounters survivors of prison break from New Caledonia, including a woman, her dead husband, and the corpse of the man she says murdered her husband and also practiced cannibalism. The corpse keeps returning with the tide.