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crowned with flowers and leaves were now dancing in the street , the god to
whom she cried so passionately on the night before , had left her : her excitement
and exaltation had died out as she listened to the jeering words of Punchirala .
Do not listen to him , Appochchi . He can no longer harm us . The god has aided
us . ” She turned upon Punchirala . “ Do you wish me to stay in the house ? Yes ,
there are still devils in the trees . Do not I too come from the jungle ? I shall be ...
But you would never listen to me , and see what has come of it . She is a whore .
It was known before , but you would not believe it . You would not listen . Hark ,
the lizard chirps . It is an evil hour , but again you do not listen . You are going ...
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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