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old. man. Well, well, who knows? I am always on the path—to-morrow I shall
leave this village—from village to village, from town to town, and from jungle to
jungle. I see many different men on the path. Strange men, and they do strange
through it often on my path. Do the beasts in it speak to you, Son hunter?” “Yes.
They used to speak to me.” “So they called you mad. All the beasts in the jungle
speak to me too, except the elephant. The elephant is too sad even to talk.
In that way you will acquire merit. Also meditate on your sins, the sin of killing, the
deer and pig which you have killed. So you will acquire merit too. And avoid
killing. Remember, if there were a caterpillar in the path, he put his foot on one
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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