Guy Muldoon's adventures as game warden in Nyasaland and head of an experimental fruit farm under Colonial Administration is an unpretentious account of perils passed that draws the reader with its content rather than its style. Often called upon to kill man-eaters and cattle raiders who preyed on native villages, he tells many a chilling tale of leopard and lion. Marauding hippos led to two foolhardy battles by canoe; a baboon mop-up operation reached the scale of war when damage became unbearable. There is special flavor in the story of a crocodile kill and in another of poetic justice as the mystery behind the breakout of elephants from the reserve revealed the treachery of a village headman working with an ivory hunter. Guy Muldoon's beat is the bush and plain, and he writes about its denizens and his own accomplishments with modesty and sure knowledge that may attract hunter and casual reader alike.