“El Ombu” is a short story by Argentinian writer William Hudson. The tale revolves around an old man who recounts his life story and the notable encounters he has had with various people during the long time he spent living on and around a rural estate in colonial Argentina. This book is highly recommend for fans of folklore and short stories and those with an interest in Argentinian history. William Henry Hudson (1841–1922) was an Argentinian ornithologist and nature writer. Other notable works by this author include: “Argentine Ornithology” (1888-1899), “British Birds” (1895), and “Hampshire Day” (1903). Many vintage books such as this are increasingly scarce and expensive. It is with this in mind that we are republishing this volume now in an affordable, modern, high-quality edition complete with a specially-commissioned new biography of the author.