A refreshing nature book. Here is the life story of a popular villain, the crow. Fabled and, as the author feels, maligned, there is no doubt that he is an audacious, even picaresque character. But the author has made the crow of this book more than a black devil. He appreciates the daring, the clever, the part-hero Caw-caw, and he engages and holds the readers' sympathies as he sketches anew a character in the animal world that has become a caricature. Caw-caw's life history is, of course, accurately described by this experienced writer of natural history.