The Savage Life.
A Second Series of "Camp Notes". London Chapman & Hall 1876
First edition, pp.viii, 332. [Not in Hill] A near fine copy in original cloth.
A collection of "stories" based on the author's extensive travels. Three of them, "A Haunted Jungle"; "The Rajah's Diamond"; [and] "The Sarawak Gazette", are set in Sarawak and culled from Boyle's lengthy sojourn there in the early 1860's. Another, "Changhi", is set in Singapore. While reading like fiction, the author states in his dedication: "Were these stories fiction, I should not have ventured to put them under your numen. Some have been changed in characters, locality, or other detail; for one cannot always tell a fact in its plain reality. But I may conscientiously declare that no tale in the collection is without its solid foundation of truth."