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So he agreed to make the charm on a moonless night . Then the Korala
Mahatmaya gave out that he was very ill , and that my father was treating him .
And for three days my father lived in the house , preparing the charm . On the
fourth day the ...
Did your father teach you the making of the charm ? " asked Karlinahami . ... Yes ,
I remember hearing my mother speak of him : there was no one in the district ,
she said , so skilled in charms and medicines as your father . ” “ Yes , he knew ...
Then the oneeyed man was very angry , and went away and made a charm over
the devil , and the devil entered the man . When the one - eyed man made the
charm he said to the devil : ' Unless she be given to me , do not leave him .
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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