'The Wizard of West Penwith: A Tale of the Land's-End' is a fictional novel on the residents of West Penwith on the coast of Cornwall. Alexander Morley had been wrongly jailed for murder but later acquitted. The event leaves him greatly shaken however and he moves to India where he dies soon thereafter, but not before making his sons Fred and Morley swear to clear his name. Meanwhile Mr. Freeman is the well-known story teller who is referred to as the conjuror because of his mysterious powers. When a ship is wrecked on the coast near the village, Fredrick goes to see 'the conjuror' to enquire the fate of his brother who had been expected to arrive at any day?