This book might be sold as fiction, but we feel that it belongs more accurately under biographical material, so closely do the incidents and facts parallel the life of the author. Stanley, the explorer, meets an African chief. Later, after the missionaries had thrown the country into turmoil, the chief's son is born and named Stanley. This is the story of his life, a childhood among the natives of his father's tribe, his school days at a Church of England mission, his pathetic attempts to bring his people to European ways all at once, and his gradual realization that it is a slow process of compromise. The customs of his own country have tradition and reality behind them, a civilization all their own. A strange story, hard to place. The humor relieves the strange tempo. The native viewpoint gives it freshness and a certain appeal. For a limited market.