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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's when I brought them
fruits and honeycomb from the jungle . They creep in like the hooded snake ...
... the open mouth , the pain and hesitation in Babun's face as he stood before
him , seemed to him extraordinarily ridiculous . He laughed . The laugh broke the
spell . Babun turned 172 THE VILLAGE IN THE JUNGLE “I must go, brother.
There in the town I do not understand even what they say to me ; and the noise
and the talking in the bazaar , and people always laughing , and the long hard
roads and so many houses all together ! How could we live there ? But in the
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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