1927 - The Bobbs-Merrill Company, Indianapolis - First Edition, Second State.
‘I thought of Ulysses and his stirring drama, and then looked at my own life, imprisoned by apartment walls, surrounded by self-satisfied people who were caught in the ruts of convention and responsibility. All that seemed drab. I had tasted the drug of romantic travel, and I could not rest from it’.
Halliburton wrote these words before setting off for the blue Mediterranean, where he roamed searching for adventure and romance, both of which he was happy to report were still in abundant supply.