MEADHUNTING AROUND THE CORAL SEA by Caroline Mytinger
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MEADHUNTING AROUND THE CORAL SEA

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A very personal, contagious record of two women's experiences in tropical lands, with a sort of Peter Fleming flair for misadventures and humorous incidents. Thoroughly entertaining account of hunting heads for portraits of vanishing negroid primitives, as told by an author artist. With her man Friday, Margaret Werner, she traveled via Australia to the Coral Sea. With but few realistic considerations and only about 400 cash and abundant health and time, they get involved in situation after situation, from the initial uprising on Malaita, to the measles. They lose their painting equipment and make do with canvas sails and homemade paint. Difficulties of transportation, annoyances and dangers, fire and earthquake, malaria, wogs, model trouble, too many , hosts and hostesses, food and beds, plantations and native staffs, stories of doctors, missionaries, planters and enjoyment aplenty. This for the market of Land Below the Wind and The House in the Rain Forest.

Pub Date: Dec. 15th, 1942
Publisher: Macmillan