There's a sincerity and simplicity in this account of a trip with sealers on a Norwegian vessel, and the account of the life and experiences is a revelation of a new type of adventure of which little is known. Tutein is a Dane. He went on the trip as sealer -- photographer -- medical man, a little bit of everything. And he pitched right in and took his place with the other sealers, and shares their life and adventures in a vigorous story. Hairbreadth escapes -- a matter of course -- stories told by the men of their homes, their careers, their adventures -- tall tales -- a pattern of human life that will appeal to anyone who likes books like Noby Dick and Captains Courageous.