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They creep in while I am away in the jungle; they see the little ones whom I have
fed, the little ones who laughed and called me 'Appochchi” when I brought them
fruits and honeycomb from the jungle. They creep in like the hooded snake, and ...
For a while Babun did not like to disturb his silence, then he asked diffidently: “
But, aiya, if Colombo is your village, how is it that you now live in Kamburupitiya?”
Fernando laughed. “What talk is this of villages?” he said. “Everywhere here the ...
Did they call you mad in the village even before this, my son?” “Yes, the mad
hunter,” said Silindu, and the others laughed again. “Ah, you are a hunter too.
That also I have not done. But I know the jungle, for I travel through it often on my
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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