If the word is not out of place in connection with a book of this type, this is more ""worldly"" than March Hare -- a sort of Roman Spring of South Africa. Put in juxtaposition, the two books round out a period and a picture -- one, from the English side, the other from the German. This too covers early pioneer days, when as a child, Mrs. King made the journey from Cape Colony to Natal by ox cart. Her honeymoon took her back to England -- where her husband knew the Prince of Wales and the Princess Alexandria, and where she had a glimpse of the froth of London life, before coming back to prospecting and farming and hotel keeping in the gold fields. Her second marriage, many years later, was to a man who became member of the first Union Parliament. Five years ago, to prove that a heart condition was merely a challenge, she crossed Central Africa by car, at the age of 74. Delightfully written, full of the joy of living, the spirt of adventure and keen humor.