A frightened rumor spreads among "the coolies and rickshaw boys" of Hong Kong: the dragon walks. A remittance girl named Marnee hires Smith to protect her frightened fiance, Justin Kobol. Kobol leaves his home to hide with her on Red Dragon Hill, an artists' colony but at the foot of the hill sits a cryptic legless storyteller who tells Smith that "the young man's shadow arrived before him, asking many questions." A man called Mr. Ronald has come back to Hong Kong after an absence of twelve years and Kobol's father has been murdered. A crime and a treasure from twelve years ago have wakened the dragon. Written by
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Remember, Mr. Smith - the end of all stories is death.