SAVAGE SANCTUARY by Richard Spittel


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Junglebook of individual exploits, of racial integrity, of an unusual background with a certain amount of timely interest. The setting is Ceylon -- and an anthropologist tells a story of the Veddas, aboriginals of the jungles, with Tissahamany, leaning towards outlawry, returning to his grandmother's race. He is jailed for manslaughter and after two years, returns to the jungles, a lone wolf, and eventually becomes a fugitive. The latter part of the book tells of the manhunt, with the outlaws reducing the forces of the law to impotence through their cunning and resourcefulness.

Publisher: Liveright