1949 1st edition "First American Edition" stated on copyright page; The Macmillan Company publishers, New York; hardbound in light green boards with brown elephant on front board and green lettering; good condition with minimal ageing and foxing; no dust jacket.
Ceylon tea planter defies tradition by building his mansion on a wild elephant trail.
A story of a young bride of a rich planter finds herself the only white woman at Elephant Walk tea plantation, British Ceylon. Colonial tea planter John Wiley, visiting England at the end of World War II, wins and weds lovely English rose Ruth and takes her home to Elephant Walk, Ceylon, where the local elephants have a grudge against the plantation. Ruth's delight with the tropical wealth and luxury of her new home is tempered by isolation as the only white woman in the district; by her husband's occasional imperious arrogance; by a mutual physical attraction with plantation manager Dick Carver; and by the hovering, ominous menace of the hostile elephants.