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When they were fifteen, Babun Appu, the brother of Nanchohami, came to live in
his brother-in-law's, the headman's, house. He had previously lived in another
house with his father, an old man, toothless and brainless. When the old man ...
father,” was the general comment. It was commonly rumoured that she showed
more love for Punchi Appu, as the fawn was called, than for her daughter. And
though she did not realise it herself, it was true. “The son from the jungle” inspired
It has been given to Appu. Let us have an end of all this trouble.” “Yes, Arachchi,
that is why I have come to you. I want an end of all this trouble. Do you hear that?
An end now—to-day—of trouble. Trouble, trouble, for years. We must end it ...
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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