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And sometimes he would sit in the compound and tell his strange stories to her
and to the child, who had been born to her eighteen months before, and he was
happy as he had been happy with her and with Hinnihami years ago when they ...
Small children were hurried away out of sight of Hinnihami as she passed. The
deer was certainly a devil, who had brought misfortune on the village. Some said
that at night it went out and ate the corpses in the new graves. It had been clear ...
erala were convinced that Hinnihami and the deer were the direct cause of the
child's death. There was much talk between Babehami and Punchirala; other
villagers were sent for; there was much coming and going and discussion in 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