Leonard Livingstone, the reluctant proprietor of a detoxification spa in Logy Bay Newfoundland, hosts German clients, world renown water enthusiasts. His son, Bud, is putting together a summer season of theatre, sponsored by local businesses. Unknown to Leonard and Bud, the German water enthusiasts are the center of a environmental uprising in Indonesia, managed out of Uruguay, watched by local police forces.
The collection of narratives is assembled after the main event in the story, and include tales of the riches of Treasure Island and its connection to St. John's Newfoundland, the oldest city in North America, and Britain's first colony. The theft of the Irish Crown Jewels, and the discovery of an ancient Anglo-Saxon burial site are recounted.
A comedic take on historical and science fiction, Troubles in the Colony explores the stories of Newfoundland.