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Pahang (The Saga of a Rubber Planter in the Malay Jungle) by Willard C. Bush.

Pahang (The Saga of a Rubber Planter in the Malay Jungle) by Willard C. Bush. The Macmillan Company. 1938. "FIRST PRINTING" stated with no subsequent printings listed. 6" x 8 1/2". 284 pages. Hardcover with dust jacket. DUST JACKET: Small chips to the edges. Heavy war to edges. Flaps have corner cuts, but those may be from publisher. A price is rubber stamped on the bottom of the front flap. Now protected by a removable mylar dj cover. BOOK: Light cover edge wear. Soiling to the bottom of the front cover. Lighter soiling or fading to other cover extremities. A bit of browning to edges of page block. Some browning inside covers. A paragraph of previous owner gifting on the half-title page. No other previous owner markings. No tears, folds or creases to pages. Binding is tight with no looseness to pages. Not ex-library, not remaindered and not a facsimile reprint. For sale by Jon Wobber, bookseller since 1978. HD22a

""Mad Yank" is what the Englishmen in Singapore called the young American who landed there in search of adventure with $1.40 in his pockets, and, thanks to his good marksmanship and some experience in handling men, within a week found a job as manager of a rubber plantation in Pahang, on the Malay Peninsula. There were two thousand workers on the plantation- Javanese , Chinese, Bengalis- and everything had fallen into bad shape through the previous manager's poor health.

The Yankee, who tells his own story in this book, goes out after the elephants and tigers which are destroying the trees, quells mutinies among the laborers by quick action, and cleans things up generally." - from the front flap of the dj.