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Hello ,

News to hand of bravery of a village lad who, while returning by the jungle path, came face to face with a tiger.

What is meanig of word in bold letters?

Thanks.
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News to hand = recent available news
of bravery = about the bravery/courage
by the jungle path = along/via a trail through the jungle.
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Hello,

Thanks for quick and mind blowing reply.

Is "by" here an adverb?

Thanks.
By is a preposition, Hanuman, but the prepositional phrase that it heads is an adverb.