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Her father and her sister were everything to her: for she had never felt for
Karlinahami the blind affection which she felt for them. She could not understand,
68 THE VILLAGE IN THE JUNGLE.
On the road and around the fires at night, in the streets of the village, and in the
very courtyard of the temple, they listened to the tales and legends; and believing
them all without hesitation or speculation they felt, through their strangeness, ...
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