- Author: James Oliver Curwood
- Copyright: Public domain
- Published in: 1922
- Word count: 77,382 words (≈ about 5 hours)
A glass of wine once lost a kingdom, a nail turned the tide of a mighty battle, and a woman's smile once upon a time destroyed the homes of a million people. Thus have trivial things played their potent parts in the history of human lives; yet these things Peter did not know.