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bundle of fire - wood on her head , and a sheaf of jungle leaves in the folds of her
cloth . And Buddha lived in the house some days in order to learn the behaviour
of the girl . At the end of three days he gave her half a seer 11 of rice , and said ...
When I looked again I saw the doe stand there still , the blood running down her
side ; and she stretched up her head toward me from the jungle , and her great
eyes rolled back with fear and showed white , and she opened her mouth and ...
1 The old man turned his head very slowly and looked up at the prison . The sun
beat down upon his face , which seemed to have been battered and pinched and
folded and lined by age and misery . His eyes wandered from the prison to one ...
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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