The Yellow God is another excellent book by H. Rider Haggard. Jeekie has been living in England for some 30 years having come to England with the protagonist's uncle. Alan Vernon has been involved in a shady financial deal and quit the firm upon finding out, thereby losing all his money. He is in love with an heiress whose guardian was a former partner. Jeekie talks Alan into going to West Africa to seek a fortune and now the excitement begins.