The height of these banyans
is really remarkable, my dear Dick; and yet, they would be nothing astonishing in the New World.
Because he painted the trees I see about me every day, the cocoa-nuts, the banyans
, the flamboyants, the alligator-pears, I have seen them ever since differently, as though there were in them a spirit and a mystery which I am ever on the point of seizing and which forever escapes me.
Here, hiding new trail, Binu Charley had carried him for a quarter of a mile into the heart of the deepest jungle, and hidden him in a big banyan
Nalasu would give Jerry a series of instructions, such as, going on a scout by himself, to go to the nest, then circle about it widely, to continue to the other clearing where were the fruit trees, to cross the jungle to the main path, to proceed down the main path toward the village till he came to the great banyan
tree, and then to return along the small path to Nalasu and Nalasu's house.
That night, crawling in among the twisted roots of a banyan
tree, he had slept from exhaustion while the mosquitoes had had their will of him.