Peter is a successful, and recognized lecturer, but he is having marital trouble. Can Peter and Ellen part on friendly terms? He has her sign papers to start the divorce process, an her lover, John is to witness the signing. A small scratch from an ink pen means death for John. What kind of vengeance does Peter have in store for Ellen? Tied and gagged, all she can do is listen and watch Peter at work. Using techniques learned in the jungle, he begins shrinking the dead body of John.
Weeks go by as fires dry the body, and Ellen is forced to watch. Peter describes the slow process of smoking and drying the corpse. Ellen’s gag is finally removed, but will her response be what Peter expects?
Peter lectures, and proudly shows off his matched set of shrunken human bodies. Will the little people be accepted as a marvel? Will Peter’s self conscience let him get away with the murders? Are the accusing voices that he tries to escape from real, or just in his head?