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Karlinahami was far more careful to wash them than most mothers are : she used
to quote the saying , “ Dirt is bad and children are trouble , but a dirty child is the
worst of troubles . ” The result was that they never got parangi , or the swollen ...
Punchirala sat down to examine it , and Karlinahami and Babun came out to see
what was going on . This was exactly what Punchirala wanted . He heated the
leaves by putting them in hot water , which he made Karlinahami fetch . He tied ...
Another man held the rope , while the first , bearing with his full weight upon it so
that the skin of his back was drawn away from his body , danced around in a
circle and shouted and sang As Karlinahami and Hinnihami were making their
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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