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When James Bond agrees to go to the fashionable holiday resort Kimpton-on-Sea with his fiancée he can’t begin to imagine the trouble he will encounter. An accident puts him in contact with a beautiful emerald, possibly owned by the Rajah of Maraputna, but will it lead him into danger?


The little yellow book that James Bond is reading urges that "there is a time for frankness and a time for discretion. A strong man does not blurt out all he knows."

James has a horrible suspicion that he doesn't have what it takes to be strong, but when the time comes he has an inner strength he never knew about.