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They are vedda children , and will be vedda women , wandering in the jungle like
men . ... and Angohami , a dirty shrivelled woman , with thin shrivelled breasts ,
called out in a shrill voice : “ Why should we suffer ' these veddas in the village ?
Nanchohami threw up her hands , and began in a voice which shrilled and fluted
with anger : “ Ohé ! So we are to take veddas into the house , and I am to call a
pariah sister ! A fine and a rich wife ! A pariah woman , a vedda , a daughter of a ...
They call me a hunter , a vedda ? A fine hunter ! To be hunted for years now and
not to know it ! It is the headman who is the vedda , a very clever hunter . I have
been lying here like a fat old stag in a thicket while he was crawling , crawling ...
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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