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They had cultivated a chena in common, and a dispute had arisen over the
division of the produce. Punchirala considered himself to have been swindled.
He went out into the jungle and collected certain herbs, leaves, and fruit. He put
them in ...
crowned with flowers and leaves were now dancing in the street, the god to
whom she cried so passionately on the night before, had left her: her excitement
and exaltation had died out as she listened to the jeering words of Punchirala.
She turned upon Punchirala. “Do you wish me to stay in the house? Yes, there
are still devils in the trees. Do not I too come from the jungle? I shall be like a
yakkini to you in the house, you dog. You can tell them, they say, by the eyes
which do ...
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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