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Accordingly , he took his gun and went in the evening to the nearest water - hole
to wait for deer . The first night he was unsuccessful : no deer came to drink ; but
on the second he shot a doe . He skinned the deer , cut it up , and carried the ...
She cleaned the rice , boiled the whole grains , made kunji from the broken
grains , and cakes from the dust . She offered the kunji to the Buddha , and he
took a mouthful and tasted the delight of its sweetness , but to try her he spat it out
on the ...
They sat down under a tamarind tree , just outside the stile in the compound
fence . “ The yakka has gone , ” said Silindu . “ The god drove him out after the
vederala took you . But now what to do ? The house is empty without you , child .
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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