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loin cloth, his long hair hanging about his face, and a great halo of flowers and
branches upon his head; thirty or forty great iron hooks had been put through the
skin of his back; to every hook was attached a long cord, and all the cords had ...
Silindu pulled the trigger and Babehami fell forward on his face. A great hole was
blown in the back, and the skin round it was blackened and burnt; the chest was
shattered by the slugs which tore their way through. The body writhed and ...
The magistrate seemed to be lost in thought: he continued to stare at Silindu, and
as he did so the look of irritation faded from his face. He noted the hopelessness
and suffering in Silindu's face, the slow weariness of effort with which he moved ...
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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