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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 suddenly he
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 looking down until his fingers touched her skin; ...
At that tree take the path towards the hand with which you eat rice.” 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, and ...
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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