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... it into the tank water . Hinnihami had taken no part in the discussion about her
sister's marriage . But when Babun took Punchi Menika to live with him in the hut
which he had built , she felt an instinctive dislike towards him , a feeling that she ...
affection which she felt for them . She could not understand , therefore , how
Punchi Menika could turn from them to this man whom she had scarcely known
the day before . She saw and understood her father's anger and unhappiness ,
But Hinnihami felt the power of the god in her and over them all : she felt how
near he was to them , mysteriously hidden beneath the great cloth which lay
upon the elephant's back . She felt again the awe which great trees in darkness
and the ...
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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