The Wide World Magazine, True Stories of Adventure, July, 1925, Vol LV, No. 327: The Jogi's Curse / Two Years in Borneo / Forbidden Nepal
New York: The International News Company, 1925. First Edition. Single Issue Magazine. Cyril; Cameron, John; Hiley, F.E.; De Walton, John; Inns, Kenneth. Profusely illustrated with black and white photos and illustrations. Features: The Jogi's Curse - An Indian government official is cursed by a wondering jogi (priest) and the prophecy is tragically fulfilled; An Underground Wonderland - Fantastic photo-illustrated article on the Carlsbad Cavern of New Mexico; Adrift in the China Seas - Sent off to fetch help for their crippled steamer, H.W. Millard, G. Grant Simmons and their companions are blown off course and suffer an eight-day ordeal; "Watu Wa Miti" - R. St. Barbe Baker founded the "Men of the Trees" in Equatorial Africa to preserve trees which were continually being burned to secure land for cultivation - with photos; The Man Who Wanted a Change - A factory hand seeking escape travels to the South Seas, only to return sadder and wiser; Two Years in Borneo - Part I - Oscar Cook spent eight years there, the last two of which were quite strenuous - with photos; "The Man With the Buried Head" - photo of alms-seekers in India; The Promotion of Private Smith - The inside facts of an affair involving Private Smith, a young soldier in the American Army, stationed in the Philippines; The Last of the Bushrangers - Mrs. Mary J. Nichols reflects on the old pioneer days in Tasmania and the 'sticking-up' of an isolated station by the last gang of bushrangers that operated in the island - with photos; Forbidden Nepal - Hugh Walter had unusual opportunities to visit this closed state and provides interesting glimpses of the manners, customs, and principal religious festivals of the Nepalese - with photos; White Man's Magic - While exploring the interior of New Zealand the author and his companion fell afoul of a rascally Maori tohunga, or medicine man; Where Cannibals Roam - Part II - An eventful journey into the unknown interior of Papua, with photos; "Old Peter" - C.N.C. Hayter, formerly of the Royal North-West Mounted Police, describes instances of 'second sight' he witnessed among Eskimos, thus providing independent corroboration of a story about apparent Eskimo telepathy in this publication a few months ago; What Happened to Spott - A funny story about a miserly old South African storekeeper and a black mamba snake; The World's Largest Goldfish Farm - founded by Eugene Shireman of Martinsville, Indiana - with photo. 88 pages plus 16 pages of nostalgic ads. Clean and unmarked with light wear. A nice copy of this great vintage issue.; 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall; Wide World Magazine, July 1925, Haunted house, Jogi's Curse, India, curse, An Underground Wonderland, Carlsbad Cavern, New Mexico, Adrift in the China Seas, H.W. Millard, G. Grant Simmons, Watu Wa Miti, R. St. Barbe Baker, Men of the Trees, Africa, forest. Very Good .
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