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How should such a mother keep her children? All know that you have borne six,
and that all are dead. What did you ever give them but foul words?” “Go and lie
with your brother, the madman, the vedda, the pariah,” shrieked Angohami as ...
And sometimes he would sit in the compound and tell his strange stories to her
and to the child, who had been born to her eighteen months before, and he was
happy as he had been happy with her and with Hinnihami years ago when they ...
And the jungle pressed in and claimed two of the eight houses, after dysentery
and fever had taken the men, the women, and their children, who lived there.
Even Silindu's house did not escape: there death took its toll of the young. First
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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