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I was sorry for her pain , and I said , ' Hush , mother , the evil has come . What use
to cry ? Lie down that death may come to you easily . ' But again she stretched
out her neck toward me , and cried aloud in pain , ' Ammal amma ! Aiyo ! aiyo !
... for the child was now merged in her love for him : he was the mysterious gift
and pledge of the god ; and she felt that so long as he followed by her side , so
long as she felt the caress of his lips upon her hand , no real evil could come to
Each is a sin , for I told you , didn't I , that the Lord Buddha said , ' It is a sin to kill .
My son , you are a hunter , you know the jungle ; surely you have seen the evil
there , and the pain - always desire and killing . No peace or rest there either for ...
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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