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At last the old boar became tired, and he gathered the little pigs together in the
middle of the herd, and led them away down the track. Then Yakkini dropped to
the ground, and bounded away into the jungle, carrying the little pig in her mouth.
very tired. I thought: No. What is the good? Out there away from the village, and
the hut, and the compound, and the daughter? It is the evil all over again. Aiyo!
how tired I am of it. It is better to end it now. So I came here. I have told you no lies
He sat back in his chair and stared at Silindu in silence for a minute or two with
his “cat's eyes”; he looked cross and tired. Silindu had instinctively squatted down
again. The Ratemahatmaya angrily told him to stand up. The magistrate seemed
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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