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When not in the jungle he squatted all day long in the shadow of his hut, staring
before him, and no one could tell whether he was asleep or awake. Often you
would have to shout at him and touch him before he would attend to what you
had to ...
They pushed through the crowd, and going down a narrow opening between two
boutiques found themselves in the strip of quiet forest upon the bank of the river.
The vederala squatted down under a tree and began to chew betel. Karlinahami
Most of the people squatted down, and, though they could not hear a word of
what followed, they watched in the hope of some exciting development. Babun
and Silindu squatted down in front of the Sanyasi. Karlinahami, Hinnihami, 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