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up to him and put her hand on his knee , and looked solemnly up into his face .
Silindu looked down at her , took her by her hands , and stood her up between
his two knees . He stared vacantly into her eyes for some time , and then
A strange feeling of excitement came over the girl , of joy and fear , as Babun
leant towards her , and put out his hand to take her by the wrist . A great desire to
fly from him , and at the same time to be caught by him came over her . She stood
At that tree take the path towards the hand with which you eat rice.10 That is the
way to my father's house . ' And the Buddha went as Amara Devi had directed
him , and found the house , and went in . Amara Devi's mother was in the house ...
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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