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Why ? Am I so foul that the woman of the villager Babun shrinks from me ? ” “ It is
not that . " “ What is it , then ? The women of Colombo and Kamburupitiya have
not found me foul . Are you afraid ? " “ Yes , aiya , I am afraid . " " Afraid of what ?
And do you know , Arachchi , that I am afraid of the jungle ? ” “ So they say . What
are you afraid of ? " Silindu began to speak with great excitement . As he went on
his voice began to get shriller and shriller ; it trembled with anger and fear and ...
He is afraid , very afraid - and in pain . But the pain brings anger , and with anger
, anger , Arachchi , comes cunning . And now , Arachchi , now comes the game ,
the dangerous game . The young men laugh at it , but the wise hunter would be ...
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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