This is the story of Gerald Durrell's animal collecting expedition to what was then the British Cameroons, in the late 1940's. The book is full of memorable characters, human and animal. The portrait of the Fon (chief) of Bafut is a marvellous character study, and the country and the people are described with fondness. Among the things Durrell writes about are dancing monkeys, a midnight frog hunt, the night he taught the Fon to dance the Conga, his group of hunters and their motley pack of hunting dogs (the beagles), and the joys and problems of keeping a large collection of wild animals.
This report prepared by Jˇhanna