Four short stories and a novella.
Includes the following:
Something terrible lurks in the ocean, even more formidable than Grice, the most insane of whaling captains.
A lonely man takes comfort in an arachnid house guest.
A Dog’s Life
An elderly dog is re-housed and his final days are plagued by a monstrous child.
A worn out farmer has no sympathy for a noisy fox.
An old man makes a private Eden in the middle of a vast desert. All goes well until, one day, the Ruiner comes and begins to destroy everything the old man has created.