Perrot, weary of his nomadic lifestyle, had purchased a small estate amidst the heath on the outskirts of a picturesque village. The residents readily accepted him into Madame Elsa’s illustrious circle and considered him an amusing, entertainingly loquacious new member. Perrot and his friend, Inspector Jeff, receive an invitation to a midnight soirée. Perrot is delighted. After all, the celebration is a welcome distraction from the imminent November gloom.