Posthsmously published, this last novel traces the vagabond days of young Dick Banning, who leaves home to take up a life of chance an Ronnie Le Grand and becomes a gambler on the Mississippi river. The victim of a New Orleans Madame Rondo, who had failed to seduce him, his soritic into the underworld in brought to a stop and he assumes his own name, but finds that his notoriety impedes his marriage to the girl he loves. Travelling on to Texas, Dick joins a circus, is successful, marries a performer who inherits a fortune, but finds that his marriage is by the poltergeist (olfactory) of Madame Rondo whose , perfume invades his nights of love. Leaving his wife, Dick goes West, and again meets Mavis but. In afraid to court her. It is by writing his past out of his system that he succeeds in dispelling the memory of Madame Rondo, and he is finally free for Mavis... For Beach combers only.