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bundle of fire - wood on her head , and a sheaf of jungle leaves in the folds of her
cloth . And Buddha lived in the house some days in order to learn the behaviour
of the girl . At the end of three days he gave her half a seer 11 of rice , and said ...
On each of the fourteen nights of his festival the kapuralas entered his shrine ,
and covering the god in a great black cloth , so that no one should look upon him
, carried him out , and placed him upon the back of an elephant . Then the
Punchi Menika brought the wooden mortar in which the grain was pounded ,
turned it upside down , and dusted the top with a piece of cloth . “ Will you sit
down , aiya ? ” said 148 THE VILLAGE IN THE JUNGLE.
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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