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“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 like
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 Mudalali
“Appochchi, Appochchi!” she screamed. “IHe has come, the devil from the bush.
He has come for me as you said. Aiyo! save me, save me! Appochchi!” As she fell
back, the great boar grunted softly, and glided like a shadow towards her into ...
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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