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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 ammal Aiyol. aiyo! It is you ...
All her love 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 ...
They have sinned, and are far from Nirvana and happiness; and, like the she-
devil, they sin again only to bring more evil on themselves by their blindness.
What happiness is there in it, my son? The deer and the pig, they too are upon
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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