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They creep in while I am away in the jungle ; they see the little ones whom I have
fed , the little ones who laughed and called me ' Appochchi's when I brought them
fruits and honeycomb from the jungle . They creep in like the hooded snake ...
Do not listen to him , Appochchi . He can no longer harm us . The god has aided
us . ” She turned upon Punchirala . “ Do you wish me to stay in the house ? Yes ,
there are still devils in the trees . Do not I too come from the jungle ? I shall be ...
It isn't true , is it , Appochchi ? ” " I don't know ; perhaps it is true , perhaps it isn't .
But the magistrate Hamadoru said I would be tried by the great judge . ” " Aiyo !
you were mad , Appochchi . It would have been better to have given me to the ...
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - kaitanya64 - LibraryThing
Set in colonial Ceylon, this novel is vivid and readable. While the author clearly illustrates a particular culture and time, that of a rural family in the "dry" forest area, where life is ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - Steve38 - LibraryThing
Dear me but this is a depressing book. Everything that can go wrong does go wrong for the main characters. Written from the point of view of impoverished, uneducated jungle dwellers in Sri Lanka by ... Read full review