The Company of Animals – Ronald McKie (1966) (1st US ed)

S$85.00

The Company of Animals – Ronald McKie (1966) (1st US ed)

S$85.00

A biography of Jim Hislop, “the last white man to be Malaya’s Chief Game Warden”.

Title: The Company of Animals

Author: Ronald McKie

Publisher: Harcourt, Brace & World. First US edition, 1966.

Condition: Hardcover, no dust jacket, with protective sleeve. Very good. Slight dust soiling to bottom edge, eraser marks to half title page. With black-and-white photographic plates. 271pp., app 9″ by 6″.

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From jacket flap of Australian edition:

Ronald McKie’s new book describes in rich and absorbing detail the jungle world of Jim Hislop, the last white man to be Malaya’s Chief Game Warden.

Few men apart from the aborigines know the Malayan jungle as Jim Hislop does – its climates and its moods, its game trails and the animals that use them, its blue-green ranges, its swift streams, its shy tribesmen who still hunt with the blowpipe. In its dangers and discomforts, and above all in the unwritten rules of wild society, he finds a deep personal fulfillment. From the time he first saw the jungle as a cadet planter in 1937 he has never been truly happy away from it. He patrolled its trails before Malaya was taken by Japan in World War 2, and later parachuted into it to work with Chinese guerrillas; he fought Communist terrorists in it during the post-war emergency, and for many years has tracked and observed its wildlife. He has faced death in it from both men and animals.