Floyd, the second-mate of the shipwrecked Cormorant, reaches a coral island in the Pacific to find a German trader, Schumer, also shipwrecked . . . and in the company of a beautiful girl. The Cormorant's stores supply them with all the things needed. When pearls are found in the lagoon, another ship driven in by seas and fate brings rescue . . . and workers for their rich pearl beds. Stacpoole weaves a tale full of the languor of the tropics, the hypnotism of the "meadows of gold," and the "eternal song" of the Southern seas--combined with battle, murder, and sudden death!