Unique in viewpoint -- somewhat naive in presentation. Possibly a book for the adolescent, rather than the mature reader. A story of Africa, from the inside, looking out, the jungle as seen by a jungle child. It reads almost like a fable. A boy is brought up in ignorance of the existence of the white race; then he is sent forth to see for himself the white civilization, and to bring back its wisdom to his own people. He loans that "" the colonel's lady and Judy O'Grady are sisters under the skin"". Lacks the color and the spirit of adventure that might redeem it.