This short story by Jack London tells of a well-off young man who runs away from his father to seek adventure on the open seas. He is rescued from drowning after a storm by a submarine like the ones Jules Verne wrote about in 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea. The owner of the vessel turns out to be his father (gone mad scientist.)

His father has discovered a method to bring the dead back to life proved that the majority of their structure is preserved. His father takes perverse scientific pleasure out of killing and reviving his son until at last (fed up) the hero murders his father by way of vaporisation.