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The ruins of great buildings and kings' palaces and temples and gigantic
dagobas still stand in Tissamaharama. And in the north, buried in the jungle so
deep that thirty yards away you can see no trace of them, I have come upon the
The green rice-fields stretched out before them, dotted over with watch-huts and
clumps of cocoanut-trees and red-roofed houses, and the immense white domes
of dagobas gleaming in the sun. Beyond shone the pleasant sheet of water ...
they raised their hands, Salaaming, and cried aloud, “Sadhul Sadhul''” They
picked lotus-flowers, and went to the great dagoba, which is called after an
ancient king, and laid the flowers upon the shrine as an offering, and walked
three times ...
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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