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And as they passed , one of the little pigs ran out near the domba - bush , and
Yakkini sprang and caught it in her teeth , and leapt with it into the branch of a
palu - tree which overhung the path . There she sat , and the little pig in her
But Yakkini sat and watched them , and licked the blood which dripped from the
little pig's back . I too lay very still under my domba - bush , for there is danger in
an angry herd . At last the old boar became tired , and he gathered the little pigs ...
I shall be like a yakkini to you in the house , you dog . You can tell them , they say
, by the eyes which do not blink . Rightly the village women call me yakkini . I will
stay with you . Look at my arms . Are they not as strong as a man's arms ?
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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