Publisher: Sooriya Publishers
Third Batch 2001
The author of this book is a surgeon. His love for the Ceylon jungle has made him spend his holidays (through a succession of years) exploring its remotest depths, and bringing him in contact with the wild denizens, both human and animal.
He has gleaned the highlights of those experiences and presents them in these pages, prefaced by a summary of the Island’s history.
The reader will find here such varied fare as the passing of an aboriginal race, trackers’ tales, elephants, snakes, the devil bird, and age – old jungle shrines to tutelary gods.
This volume should have a special interest for the visitor to Ceylon as an introduction to the Island.
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