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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 meat to
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 ground, and said, '
Friend, since you do not know how to cook, why do you waste my rice?' Amara
Devi took ...
“The god drove him out after the vederala took you. But now what to do? The
house is empty without you, child.” “I must come back, Appochchi. I cannot live in
this house.” - “But, is it safe? Will not he bring evil again upon us? The god said
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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