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Introduction I HAVE been asked by my American publisher to write a short
introduction to the American edition of " The Village in the Jungle . ” The book
was first published twelve years ago in England . From 1904 to 1911 I had been
in Ceylon ...
She thought of Silindu's stories of hunters who had lost their way in the jungle .
Their terror must have been very like hers ; she was alone , terribly alone and
deserted ; she too had lost her way , and like them one path was as good or as
bad to ...
north - east monsoon beat against the mud walls for two years in vain ; they
washed out great holes in them , through which you could see the jungle sticks
upon which the mud had been plastered . The sticks exposed to the damp air
took root ...
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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