For the mere sake of adventure, danger, and the "fun of the
thing," Wyndham Brandon persuades his weak-minded
friend, Charles Granillo, to assist him in the murder of a
fellow undergraduate, a perfectly harmless man named
Ronald Raglan. They place the body in a wooden chest, and
to add spice to their handiwork, invite a few acquaintances,
including the dead youth's father, to a party, the chest with its
gruesome contents serving as a supper table.