Jinsy's annual celebration of facial fur is thrown into disarray when a mysterious assailant starts nibbling beards.
Arbiter Maven must resort to extreme measures when plans to construct a bridge in his own honour are thwarted by crusty eco-warrior Edery Molt.
Threcker, an officious ex-teacher of Maven's who delights in tormenting Jinsy's arbiter, visits the island.
Arbiter Maven stoops to new lows in his attempt to join Jinsy's intellectual elite. Doesn't he know that cheats never prosper? With Jane Horrocks and Don Warrington.
With the pig postal system already causing him major stress, Maven is forced to deal with a renegade thrash-folk band and its enigmatic leader.