Pallebedda is a peaceful little village where the people are kind and friendly.
However, there is a fox named Hoity who lives in the adjoining forest by the village. He gives the village folk things to worry about. He creeps out into the village at night to steal chicken, and does so in hilariously crafty ways. This book is a witty, educational and enjoyable read, written by arguably the greatest author of Sri Lankan children's literature, Sybil Wettasinghe.