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Then the pilgrims called upon the name of the god , and with bowls of blazing
camphor upon their heads followed him in procession to his mistress's temple .
There the kapuralas , blindfolded , took the god , hidden by the cloth , from the ...
They followed in the rear of the procession , where men roll over and over in the
dust , and childless women touch the ground with their forehead between every
step , in fulfilment of their vows . Silindu , with drawn face and vacant eyes ...
They followed a narrow jungle track . which had been lately cleared . The tangle
of shrubs and undergrowth and trees was like a wall on each side of the track .
The headman walked first , and Silindu , carrying his gun , followed . For the first ...
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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