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grain and curry stuffs on the same terms; and among a crowd of smaller men the
sly-faced low-caste man, who called himself Achchige Don Andris (his real name
Andrissa would have revealed his caste), who, dressed in dirty white European ...
Even in those days he was a Tamil god, so he called to a band of Tamils who
were passing, and asked them to carry him down across the river. The Tamils
answered, “Lord, we are poor men, and have travelled far on our way to collect
salt in ...
For days Silindu sat about the compound “thinking and thinking,” as Punchi
Menika called it. She alone had any influence with him, and even she had no
power to console him. In time grief lost its first bitterness, and he sank into a
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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