The tale opens in London in 1858 where an aristocratic young doctor first sees, then is consulted to call on a house where everything is white. He falls in love with the foreign young noblewoman for whom all this is arranged, only to discover that she is an anthropophagus and feasts on human flesh.
This story is about the mystical creature, the little red man. 'This is one of the stories told to naughty children to teach them that if they do not behave the Yara-ma-yha-who will come and take them and make them become one of themselves' (Source: Footnote p. 342, Myths and Legends of the Australian Aborigines)
'He laughed at devils and vampires and wasn't afraid, because they belonged to the world of fantasy–forgetting that it is sometimes the realest world of all ...'
Source: Magazine blurb.