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His power is over the jungle , and the devils who live in it . The devils of the trees
obey him , for his anger is terrible . If a devil has entered a man , and is harming
him , and taking his life from him , the man should make a vow to the god , so my
order the devil to leave him . Then the devil will be afraid of the god's power , and
will leave the man , who will be freed from the evil . Now the great festival falls on
the day of the next full moon . Perhaps if your brother makes a vow to the ...
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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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