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As time passed Silindu's family began again to enter into the ordinary village life .
It was natural , therefore , that the hesitation which the villager might have felt to
take a wife from the family died down before Babun's example . People who live ...
The remainder of the festival passed slowly for them . They followed the perahera
dispirited , and called upon the god nightly . But there was no hope or even doubt
now to excite them . Silindu , listless , waited for his release ; Hinnihami was ...
He was to be hanged in two weeks ' time , and the days passed for him
peacefully as the days had passed before the trial . He had no fear of the hanging
now . If he had any feeling towards it , it was one of expectancy , even hope .
Vaguely be ...
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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