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Do you know the village of Beragama?” “No, vederala, no. I have heard of it, but I
do not know it.” “Well, it lies over there to the east, five days' journey through the
jungle, beyond Maha Potana and the River of Jewels. Do you think you could ...
Beragama. on. the. ninth. day. of. the. festival,. so that they would remain six days
in the village, and take part in six processions. At either end of the broad straight
street stood temples. The one at the north end belonged to the Beragama ...
the god himself take the doe as his mistress? They told it to us at Beragama. And
now in the same night he has sent me a son and a daughter from the jungle.” So
Hinnihami suckled the child and the fawn together. The village looked on with ...
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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
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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