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Nearly all of the rain falls most years in a twomonth period from late Novemher
into January , and the rest of the year is searingly hot and dry . But when the rains
come again , the jungle vegetation which has survived the long drought of ...
Towards the end of October great clouds rolled up from the north - east , and
great rains broke over the jungle . For days the rain fell steadily , ceaselessly .
The tank filled and ran over ; the dry sandy channels became torrents , sweeping
The great wind from the south - west failed at last , but even then the rain did not
come , and the withering heat lay still and heavy over the jungle . The little puddle
thick with mud in the tank , which supplied the village with water , dried up , and ...
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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