"Revenge from beyond the grave..."
Tom Wade, a troubled sailor, recounts his burden to a reporter in a tavern. He delivers a story of greed and revenge while savoring a bottle of Whisky.
One Friday afternoon, after everyone has left the office, Tom overhears a conversation in the adjoining cubicle about an important sum that was lent and must be repaid. Gilchrist, the usurer, claims to have as sole God his precious money. His interlocutor, Murray, is disgusted and irritated by his lack of indulgence.
Tom blames Gilchrist for his son’s death and, one day, he decides that the old egocentric man must pay. However, he would never have hoped for the help he was about to receive.