Once upon a time there was a painter who killed a man, took his wife, his lands and his name; and so a painter became a Paynter. Once upon a time a Paynter took his cousin a prisoner at Boskenna and made him sign over land to him. Flying a Japanese flag, two Paynters took a new armed cruiser from Italy to Japan under the noses of the Russians. For four years the famous Guliemo Marconi of wireless fame came courting Betty Paynter at Boskenna. Did they all live happily ever after?