In The Rajah’s Treasure H.G. Wells describes a Rajah that has land on the Himalayan slopes, and he also has a treasure. The people talk about how great his treasure must be, and envy around him develops so that a plot against him is evident. People close to him want the treasure and eventually the Rajah reaches an untimely end.
A wry detail emerges when the treasure is discovered, as it was thought to be gems, but is determined to be something else completely different.
The Rajah’s end is foreshadowed. His mistreatment of those under his employ and his heir’s hidden wishes show that something bad may happen to the Rajah. His employees and his heir build the feeling that the treasure is great and the Rajah not important to them. The motive that the employees and heir have is augmented when the Rajah gets a special place to put the treasure, a safe.
Envy, motive, the denouement, and then in the falling action a discovery keep H.G. Wells’ The Rajah’s Treasure moving.