Fate presents us with Madame Lizette and her carnival wax museum of unnatural history. Resorting to witchcraft, she breathes new life into a werewolf and a tiger woman. In a confrontation with the police, Lizette catches fire at her cauldron and burns like her ancestors.
"The scientific world was never more astounded than by the experiments of a young assistant to professor Marcus Keeler, a brilliant botanist of the late 19th century..." Said assistant grows carnivorous plants and is attacked by them. He is saved by the professor.
A gypsy boy flees the orphanage he lives in and travels with a salesman to a gypsy camp. They witness a gypsy wedding. In an outburst of jealousy the salesman kills the groom and drives away, burning down the camp. The boy escapes and is found by the police. The events he saw took place ten years ago, at the time when he was brought to the orphanage.
"The trading ship 'Palar' set sail from Bombay, India, with full cargo in the late 19th century headed for port in New York..." En route, Captain Holland throws a sick native over board, but encounters the zombie-like native again later in life and dies of the same illness.
Running from the police and his gangster friends, crook and murderer Louie Brink is sent back to the year 1450 through a time machine. Cornered by a mob of witch-hunting Germans who want to burn him at the stake, Louie saves the last bullet for himself.
Fate watches over reckless businessman Guyle Kraft. He is spared by fire, electricity, falling objects and even gets away with murdering his partner. When Kraft is caught in an avalanche, Fate states: "His destiny has been fulfilled!"