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entered the man , and is slowly taking his life from him , perhaps there is a way .
Let me think . Do you know the village of Beragama ? ” " No , vederala , no . I
have heard of it , but I do not know it . ” " Well , it lies over there to the east , five
They walked all that day slowly - for Silindu was very weak — and in silence .
When the shadows began to lengthen the jungle became thinner , and the
ground more stony . They knew that they must be nearing the place . The track
turned and ...
Slowly , slowly I took up my gun and leaned it over the rock and fired . Everything
was hidden from me by the smoke , and I lay quiet until the wind blew it from
before me . When I looked again I saw the doe stand there still , the blood
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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