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It was the hottest time of the year , when the jungle is withered with drought , the
grass has died down , the earth is caked and cracked with heat ; the trees along
the paths and road are white with dust . The pools had dried up , and the little ...
... you what is false ? Did I not live twenty years there in Colombo ? It is a great
town . In the morning I went and walked on the stone road that has been built into
the sea , and within is the harbour , full always of great ships bigger than villages
Then he was handed over to a fiscal's peon , handcuffs on him and started with
him along the dusty main road which ran towards the west . They who put walked
slowly along the road for two days . The THE VILLAGE IN THE JUNGLE 253.
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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