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The stories were either old tales which she had learnt from her mother, or were
stories usually about Buddha, which she had heard told by pilgrims round the
campfire on their way to pilgrimages, or in ...
We went on and on—many days—round and round too—he leading, and I
following. And at last we came to very thick jungle which not even he knew. And a
sort of madness came on us to go on and on always, and we had forgotten the ...
All this doing and doing, —running round and round like the red ants— thieving,
stabbing, killing, cultivating this and that. Is there much good or wisdom in such a
life? It seems to me full of evil—nothing but evil and trouble. Do they ever sit ...
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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