Dismiss from your mind any preconception of Ruark as the author of thing of Vaiue. Enjoy to the hilt this enchanting and nostalgic recreation of his own boyhood, in the woods and on the coast of North Carolina, near Cape Hatteras, under the supervision of a remarkable grandfather. ""The Old Man"" brought him up and taught him well,- to hunt, to eat, to live. Food plays a major part -- and such food! The book should be savored as a tale in praise of the Old Man and the story of a remarkable boyhood. It is a tale for naturalists and fishermen and hunters, for all who love the woods and waters, animals, boats and people.