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But it is a great evil to live in a strange place and among strangers . " Fernando
laughed . “ An evil you call it ! But how many have got wealth and fortune by
going to strange places ! Have you not heard of Maha Potana ? Many years ago
it was ...
Strange men , and they do strange things . Thieving , stabbing , killing , cultivating
paddy . I do not cultivate paddy , nor do I thieve or kill . I am mad perhaps . But
very often it is they who seem to me to want but a little to be mad . All this doing ...
bered Babun's words to the Mudalali , " Surely it is a more bitter thing to die in a
strange place . ” It might be a still bitterer thing to live in a strange place . She was
alone in the world ; the only thing left to her was the compound and the jungle ...
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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