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As they became older the fear of hunger became more and more present with
them. When Silindu was away from the village they were often compelled to live
upon the fruits and leaves and roots, which they gathered themselves in the
He went to live on her land at Kotegoda: it lies fifty miles away, towards Ruhuna.
His sons and daughters are married now in that village, and have children. They
are rich: it is a good village: rain falls there, and there are cocoanut lands, and ...
So the Mahatmaya says, “Very well, I will take her to live with me while I am here.
I will give her food and money, and also to her father. I will give work in my
chenas to your brother. So your brother can leave the woman and marry from
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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
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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