HATHOO OF THE ELEPHANTS by Post Wheeler

HATHOO OF THE ELEPHANTS

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KIRKUS REVIEW

In revenge for the slaying of one of their young, the elephants manoeuvered the stealing away of the baby son of an English diplomat and brought him up as one of the elephant people, until, at the age of fifteen, a terrible forest fire which wiped out the jungle and most of its inhabitants, threw him back into the world of his own kind. There is fascinating jungle background and the jungle years are quite convincing, though the other events do not ring so true. This is bound to be compared to Kipling, and the laws of the jungle and jungle songs and chants which are interspersed throughout may be considered imitations, but the story has feeling and atmosphere of its own and is absorbing reading.

Publisher: Viking