Trail of an Artist Naturalist

By Ernest Thompson Seton
THE author’s name has for so long been a household word, and his activities so persistently publicized, that one might think he would have nothing left to say for himself. He has brought up the reserves, however, and deploys them in a sizable volume where they make a quite respectable showing. Mr. Thompson Seton makes it clear that he bears no grudge against himself; the work is essentially a success story, done in a vein which reminds one vaguely of the late E. W. Bok. The illustrations are extremely good and interesting, rather more so than the text. A boy with a turn for life in the wilds may find much in the book to stir his imagination, and may profit by many good practical suggestions in the way of woodcraft. Apart from this, the work seems a run-of-the-mine affair, no more pointless than most in the current run of autobiography, and certainly no less.