Not all roads lead to the village. Some children walk very very far to their school and adults walk very very far to sell their vegetables, etc. Crossing rivers too such as in this story from Labasa. And the reason - gravel extraction! I remember a time when 'someone' was taking sand from our seashore, and 'another' was taking gravel from our hilltop. Not happy at all. One of the relatives chased them away and was very cross about it all.