Published originally in The Argosy (July, 1914).
Frederick Harcourt is a British viscount in desperate need of income. Cyrus Hammer is an experienced American seaman. Harcourt has been hired by a rich archaeologist to head an expedition to East Africa and Hammer is in turn hired to be first mate on the ship transporting the team. John Solomon offers his services as the 'supercargo', or man running all supply duties, for the trip. If Solomon is joining, there has to be something special behind the real motive for the expedition.