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But Karlinahami was noted for her story - telling : she was never very willing to
begin , but often , after the evening meal had been eaten , the women and many
of the men would gather in Silindu's compound to listen to one of her stories .
tire him , and by their asking him to read to then : again after the story was
finished . In the end he was an absorbed listener as Karlinahami told the
following story : 8 “ The Lord Buddha , in one of his previous lives , met a young
girl carrying ...
When Babehami began his story , Babun and Silindu had not really listened to
what he was saying . They were still dazed and confused , they did not quite
understand what was going on . But as he proceeded , they gradually grasped
what he ...
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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
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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