In 1870, Yankee sea captain O’Keefe finds himself stranded after a mutiny on the Micronesian island of Yap, where the financial potential of copra (dried cocoanut) excites him. But a German company already has a monopoly…and very low production because hard work is alien to dwellers in paradise. On a later voyage, between affairs with island maidens, O’Keefe struggles to find the key to the wealth of Yap. But before he can carve out the empire of his dreams, he must also contend with assorted villains… Written by Rod Crawford Thrown overboard by his mutinous crew, Capt. David O’Keefe washes up on the Pacific island of Yap. It truly is a paradise and he is nursed back to health by Alfred Tetins, the representative of a German trading company. O’Keefe quickly realizes that there is a fortune in copra, the flesh of coconuts that can be processed to into valuable oil. The only problem is that the locals will not work and Tetins has never been able to find a way to get them to harvest enough coconuts to make the venture worthwhile. O’Keefe returns to Hong Kong where he scrounges up new partners and a ship. He is soon on the way back to Yap but en route, he meets the beautiful Dalabo and may have found a way to get the natives on Yap to work for him. Before that can happen, he will have to deal with the German traders who don’t appreciate his interference.