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12 THE VILLAGE IN THE JUNGLE thirst , and behind the hunger and the thirst
fear again . The herd of deer must come down to drink at the water - hole . They
come down driven by their thirst , very silently through the deep shadows of the ...
But the strangest thing about him was this , that although he knew the jungle
better than any man in the whole district , and although he was always wandering
through it , his fear of it was great . He never attempted to explain or to deny this ...
Do not fear , I will not hurt you , Punchi Menika ; but come , come quickly , out of
the path . ' A strange feeling of excitement came over the girl , of joy and fear , as
Babun leant towards her , and put out his hand to take her by the wrist . A great ...
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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