At a glance:
- Author: W. H. Hudson
- First Published: 1904
- Type of Work: Novel
- Type of Plot: Fantasy
- Setting: South American jungles
- Characters: Mr. Abel, Rima, Nuflo
- Genres: Long fiction, Fantasy, Novel
- Subjects: Values, Memory, Mothers, Parents and children, Traveling or travelers, Nature, Supernatural, Nineteenth century, Extrasensory perception or powers, Native Americans or American Indians, Death or dying, Revenge, Guyana or Guyanese people, Jungles or rain forests, Adventure, Loneliness, Bereavement or grief, Hunting or hunters, South America or South Americans, Venezuela
- Locales: Guyana, South America, Venezuela, Georgetown, Guyana
No one in Georgetown can remember his full name, and so he is known only as Mr. Abel. One evening, as he sits talking to a friend, he tells a strange story, a tale of his youth.
While he was living among the native people of the jungle, a nearby savannah caught his fancy. The natives claimed it was haunted and would not go near it. One day, he set out to explore the savannah for himself. For a long while he sat on a log trying to identify the calls of the birds. One particularly engaging sound seemed almost human, and it followed him as he returned to the...
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