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Punchi Menika had started off to meet him . Her first terror when she had been
told of what her father had done had given place to bewilderment , but when she
saw him in charge of the police sergeant she ran to him with a cry : " Is it true ...
It isn't true , is it , Appochchi ? ” " I don't know ; perhaps it is true , perhaps it isn't .
But the magistrate Hamadoru said I would be tried by the great judge . ” " Aiyo !
you were mad , Appochchi . It would have been better to have given me to the ...
threw himself down on the ground in front of him , and touching his feet with his
hands burst out : “ It is true , father , it is true what you say . I did not understand
before , though I knew ; yes , I knew it well . I have seen it all so long in 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