Carfew was an erratic genius, with a horror of anything that had the appearance of discipline, order, or conventional method. So it was with some luck that there was a train disaster while he was working in the newspaper office of „The Megaphone”. He was dispatched to the scene and came back triumphant: „The Spaniard is a fake! ” shouted Carfew. He had forgotten all about the railway accident. Shortly thereafter, so would his editor. „The Admirable Carfew” is a collection of loosely linked short stories. The slowly developing fortunes of a young entrepreneur, trying his hand at various deals, from stock dealing to theatre ownership and just managing to scrap through.