What happens when wanderlust attacks an apparently domesticated pastor is here told by one who resigned his pulpit, acquired some newspaper assignments (from the Chicago Sun Times and the Christian Register) to free lance in the East. Paying his own expenses, and eager for an international sortie, he made his way to Japan before it was opened to visitors and unofficial civilians, where he was promptly in trouble by merely being there-and immediately landed squarely in the middle of what turned out to be an earthquake of major proportions. He did magic before the Japanese Crown Prince, he climbed Fujiyama, called on wrestling monks, interviewed V.I.P.'s, rode the Mudken airlift, broadcast from the Philippines, rode out a typhoon, observed an exploding volcano, hunted guerrillas in Malay, leopards in India, and braved the hazards of getting into Tibet. And there are the breaks that he got in a game he was new to, difficult interviews, unusual comments, and ""scoops"" in the best journalese. For a man who wanted to get out of a rut he was more than successful and his near-Rover-Boy style makes the most of his wanderings.