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When the one - eyed man made the charm he said to the devil : ' Unless she be
given to me , do not leave him . " A cry broke from Hinnihami ; she covered her
face with her hands , and crouched in fear upon the ground . The interpreter paid
She knew that not even the god could help her ; she had heard his words , “ Yes ,
something must be given - either the man or the girl . ” Once more evil had come
out of the jungle . The effect upon the other listeners had also been great .
But now what to do ? The house is empty without you , child . ” " I must come back
, Appochchi . I cannot live in this house . " “ But , is it safe ? Will not he bring evil
again upon us ? The god said one must be given , and now if I take you ...
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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