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Perhaps even now the devil—the fever—is fighting against him.” “Aiyo! what help
for the cultivator when the flies have sucked the strength from the paddy? He
sowed in an unlucky hour, and not even the god can help him. Pity us, vederala.
And the jungle pressed in and claimed two of the eight houses, after dysentery
and fever had taken the men, the women, and their children, who lived there.
Even Silindu's house did not escape: there death took its toll of the young. First
the coming of the fever to carry them off. Their grief was lightened by the feeling
of resignation to the inevitable. And in Hinnihami's case there was a further
consolation. She still had Punchi Appu, in whose attachment she could forget 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