The recently retired Major Wilbraham is bored and unhappy so he answers Parker Pyne’s newspaper ad. Before long the Major finds himself rescuing Freda Clegg from two burly attackers; with Freda in tow, he embarks on a daring adventure to find treasure in the wilds of Africa!
Ariadne Oliver appears in this short story as a good friend of Parker Pyne. We find out in this story that she is the author of ‘forty-six successful works of fiction, all bestsellers in England and America, and freely translated into French, German, Italian, Hungarian, Finnish, Japanese and Abyssinian. The short story was published in Parker Pyne Investigates.
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