When a mysterious stranger steals a beautiful silver statue of a local goddess, Rabbit finds himself accused of the theft. It's the latest in a series of troubles for his favorite temple: the priest died mysteriously just the month before, and no one can find the deed for the land the temple occupies.
But are they just coincidences? Or is foul work at play?
Rabbit must confront not only his strict master, the bullying local magistrate, and a mighty warrior, but himself as well.
This mystery takes place during the Tang dynasty, in China. It was first published in Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine.