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I do not know , Arachchi . They say the hunter talks to himself in the jungle . It is a
custom . Have you ever been a hunter , Arachchi ? ” " No. You know that well
enough . " “ Oh , yes . You are no hunter . Who should know that better than I ?
stupid , isn't he , little Arachchi ? Very stupid ; he does not see — he does not
hear - he goes on wallowing in his mud . And they hunt him year after year - year
after year - he does not know - he does not see them - he does not hear them .
In the evening came the Punchi Arachchi to his house ; I saw him go in . Then I
took my gun , and went to him , and said : ' Ralahami , you may give the woman
to the Mudalali , and in return give me back my chena . The Arachchi thought to ...
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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