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Will they kill him?” “Babun is all right. I have told him. The Government do not kill.
There is no killing here. But in the jungle, always killing—the leopard and jackal,
and the hunter. Yes, and the hunter, always killing, the blood of deer and pig ...
So he killed twice, did he? Dear, dear. The Lord Buddha said: Kill not at all, kill
nothing. It is a sin to kill. If he saw a caterpillar in the path, he put his foot on one
side. Man, man, why have you killed twice? Were you mad?” “I'm not mad,” said ...
“The Lord Buddha said, 'It is a sin to kill, even the louse in the hair must not be
cracked between the nails.” The other things I do not understand. I have no
daughter and no wife and no hut. It is better to be without. They stand in one's
way on ...
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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