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broke in Punchi Menika " In Colombo all say they are shameless . Very fair , very
mad , and very shameless . Their eyes are like cat's eyes . The proverb says , ' If
the eyes of a woman are like the eyes of a cat , evil comes to the man who looks ...
He had become quite excited as he recalled his life in Colombo in his youth . He
had forgotten where he was . Suddenly he became aware of his surroundings ,
the little village so far away from everything ; the ignorant , uncouth villager who ...
I was born in Colombo , which is no village , but a town . Aiyo ! what a town it is !
How pleasant ! The houses and the noise and smell of the bazaar for miles , and
the dust and people everywhere ! What folly to live here , like a sanyasi on 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