A traveller in contemporary India meets a Buddhist bandit in a?tale that is poetically told with rich illustrations.? Author Mike o?Brien is?an old hippie, semi-retired, and a collector of experiences. He?s a world traveler, 35 countries and counting, and a poet, (and that?s just scratching the surface.) Trusting Mike has been small-scale robbed in at least four other countries, overall, by apparently pretty nice people - they could have been Buddhist ... collectively these experiences catalyzed the main story in this book. The section,?Other Tales, includes poems of travel and observations on life.?