Now of course, trees do not speak. At least, not in the usual way, though sometimes, when the wind stirs in them, they are known to sing songs that are soft and shifting, but to the creatures, both old and new, there is an understanding of the language of trees and grasses and leaves, old as time itself – the Green Language.
He wished from his soul that this melancholy game of Shuffle would end, and give him peace in his bones.
Indian trains use the “hole in the floor” method. Waste goes straight out onto the tracks, and so people are encouraged not to use the toilets when the train enters a station. Presumably this is ignored by many passengers, judging by what can be found on the tracks in places.