Smuggling at its surreptitious best with nine authors, eight short stories and two long ones. Three veritable artists fool the officials with three brilliantly clever tricks: a practiced criminal pretends a bribe, an exiled Venezuelan dictator pretends insanity, an honest sailor pretends to have a suitcase full of cats, then pays off the duty with his bet money. Philip Wylie supplies some romance with his danger as a young girl introduces her fiance to her father for the first time; Nicholas Monsarrat explores the deteriorating morale of a boat as it sinks from wartime glory to peacetime depravity. Then two truly surprise endings from Victor Canning--an exercise in sangfroid where the loser wins, and a gas tank of five thousand watches which tick loudly through an air raid siren silence. Good reading, good thrills.