1951 1st edition; G.P. Putnam's Sons publishers, New York; hardbound in tan boards with gilt lettering on cover and spine; inside is quite good condition with clean, unmarked pages; boards have minor edge dings - see pics.
Ethel Edith Mannin (6 October 1900 – 5 December 1984) was a popular British novelist and travel writer. She was born in London.
Part I, The Woman
"...the tiger sniffs the rose."
"The regime under which Raymond Fern, of the Imperial Indian Forest Service, served is finished now, and most of the white sahibs have been forgotten already, or become mere records in dusty files. But in the jungles and forests and grass-hut villages of his division they still remember the D.F.O., Fern-sahib, as they remember Jim Corbett, and though Fern did not specialize in man-eaters as did Corbett they say of him, as of the Irishman, that he was "a very great shikari.". They say it italicized, in the solemn tones of reverence and awed respect."