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Occasionally one came upon traces of villages which had died out completely :
the stump of some palm tree by the side of a mound where a hut had stood , and
near it , if you searched , a depression in the ground which had once been the ...
... it no longer : so he lay down in his house , and sent a message to my father to
say that he was very ill , and that he should come to him at once . Then my father
went three days ' journey to the Korala's house ; and , when he 74 THE VILLAGE
met out there once , also in the jungle . It is of great power : before I could only
see what was doing in this country ; but now , by its help , I can see over the sea ,
to the white Mahatmaya's country . Then they say : this is a mad old man .
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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