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the leaves. The trees are stunted and twisted by the drought, by the thin and
sandy soil, by the dry wind. They are scabrous, thorny trees, with grey leaves
whitened by the clouds of dust which the wind perpetually sweeps over them:
When the one-eyed man made the charm he said to the devil: “Unless she be
given to me, do not leave him.'” A cry broke from Hinnihami; she covered her face
with her hands, and crouched in fear upon the ground. The interpreter paid no ...
She would not leave me.” He turned to Fernando. “Aiya, why come and trouble us
? We are poor and ignorant, and you have wealth, and women in the town as you
told us. Leave us in peace, aiya, leave us in peace.” “It is not lies,” broke in ...
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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