An adventurer who makes Boy Scouts out of Harry Lorrequer, Thor Heyerdahl, and Admiral Byrd, Osborne describes his exploits which date back to his 14th year on all the major waters and into the darker and more forbidden corners of every continent. A British sailor in World War I, he became a lieutenant in the Commandos in World War II, and went on to retrace the voyage of Darwin aboard the Beagle. A rough and ready lad, he has gone whaling and caught seal in the Arctic; panther, leopard, tiger and elephant were his quarry in the jungle, and pearls beneath the sea. On a rescue mission in the trackless Amazon basin, he barely escaped the murder which took his comrades, lived to dismantle a new type of mine, fled a Japanese prison camp riddled with bullets, and destroyed Nazi installations at Dieppe St. Nazaire and Tobruk. Along with this career of valiance and violence, Osborne found time to explore Hindu mysticism and to fall hopelessly in love with the most beautiful woman he'd ever set eyes on- who waited forlornly for him to settle down. And the story he has to tell is mostly overdone- but breezy as a hurricane.