Warning: the Publishers wish to state that they can accept no responsibility for
the Pook addiction which will be the inevitable result of reading this book. Persons
reading it do so as their own risk.
Peter Pook is desperate for money. He decides therefore to marry it, figuring this
to be the shortest way to eliminate the normal forty years’ graft known as earning
a living. He selects Africa as his hunting ground, and soon tracks a rich quarry,
but he loses her to a rival Romeo. Naturally he plans to accompany the happy couple
on their honeymoon.
With characteristic durability, Pook strikes gold in Johannesburg. He woos an heiress
(against strong Afrikaans competition), but he has to live while doing so. To this
end, he takes a job in the Capricorn Bank, where one of his duties is to wage financial
war against the bank’s most powerful customer. This customer, of course, is the lady’s
Devotion to duty demands deportation. “Surely there is some remote corner of Darkest
Africa,” sighs the bank manager, “where I can work out my service till pension without
Pook.” Pook meanwhile is beset by lions in the dreaded Mwanga jungle.
The hilarity of this latest Pook book has to be experienced, and Pook’s many fans
will revel in this unique exercise in laughter.