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She began to lead a life more like the other village women . She no longer went
to , or worked in , the chena ; the jungle began to lose its hold on her . She had
listened from the time when she first began to understand anything to the tales of
As time passed Silindu's family began again to enter into the ordinary village life .
It was natural , therefore , that the hesitation which the villager might have felt to
take a wife from the family died down before Babun's example . People who live ...
Darkness began to settle over the jungle , and the life , which awakes only in its
darkness , began to stir . Voices mocked him from the canopy of leaves above
him ; dim forms moved among the shadows of the trees . Suddenly a blind terror ...
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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