A Letter From The Publisher, Jan. 10, 1955

Dear Time-Reader: in our SPORT section this week, we present an unusual four-page portfolio of bird paintings in full color. They were done (some especially for TIME, the others for Manhattan's Linlo House) by British-born Dennis Puleston, who has led a spectacularly adventurous life for a man devoted to such a gentle pursuit—so spectacular that I should like to tell you more about him.

Puleston, who was 47 last week, has always sketched birds in his spare time —whether commuting from Leigh-on-Sea to a bank in London or hunting buried treasure off Hispaniola, or...

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