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I am a fool , brother , but what use is there in repeating lies now ? The story was
false . It was the Mahatmaya who came to my house and called the woman to him
. She refused . She would not leave me . ” He turned to Fernando . " Aiya , why ...
Fool ! you cannot see him there , but he can see you now ; he will let you pass
him , and then out he will dash upon you , and his great horns will crash into your
side , and he will fling you backwards through the air as if you were paddy straw .
He began to think that he had been a fool to give himself up ; as he walked
behind the police sergeant through the jungle , of which he knew every tree and
track , a great desire for it and for freedom came upon him again . He thought of
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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