Originally published in 1888, this early novel is both expensive and hard to find in its first edition. Under the pseudonym Q, Sir Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch pens a fascinating novel of immensely witty Cornish tales that is still an interesting read today. The story begins in the Cornish port town of Troy upon the arrival of some visitors who bring disruption and disturbance to the calm. The plot develops at a frenzied pace until the villains are defeated and locals attempt to regain some level of the town's former tranquillity. Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.