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And then comes this deer which they say is found in the jungle . Was not the
woman herself in travail that very night ? Do not she - devils give birth to devils ?
Do village women suckle deer ? Surely it is a devil , born of a devil . Look at the
erala were convinced that Hinnihami and the deer were the direct cause of the
child's death . There was much talk between Babehami and Punchirala ; other
villagers were sent for ; there was much coming and going and discussion in the
As for the hanging , that is very foolish ; the judge must be a foolish man , but I do
not think it will hurt you . Remember it is not for the killing of the two men , but for
the previous birth . Then there comes hell . You must have killed many deer and ...
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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