ON THE BEACH
wild fruit and learn from the birds among the branches and the fish in the sea; assuredly he would stand upon the little spit of land that has the njamploeng A n it, and the crocodiles, obedient to his command, would raise their formidable heads from the water, and
with their serried ranks cover the shelving beach.......
Very peaceful it lay now in the light of the setting sun. The sea shone golden. And already, among the blossom-laden branches of the njamploeng, there began to rustle the sea-breeze, precursor of deepbreathed Night.