Avid birdwatcher Professor Peter Shandy of Balaclava Agricultural College scans the wind-swept waters of Oozak's Pond. Suddenly, out from under the icecakes, up bobs a half-frozen corpse in a soggy suit of clothes nearly 100 years old. The body bears an unnerving resemblance to Balaclava Buggins, long-dead founder of the College.
President Thorkjeld Swenson implores Shandy to help solve the mystery-and help Balaclava College in its courtroom fight against Buggins' nasty and avaricious descendants, who have brought a particularly harebrained property law-suit against the school.
While his wife, Helen, digs through the Buggins family archives, the Professor follows a series of bizarre clues that lead from a retired Arctic explorer and a scarlet woman named Flo to a convict who robbed the same place once too often...
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