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Then the vederala began to speak again: “Yes, that was a wonderful charm. The
headman walked bow-backed for the rest of his life because he would not give
the girl. Aiyo! it is always the women who bring trouble to us men, and yet what ...
Leonard Woolf. the hospital against devils. The Government says there are no
devils. Surely it is fever, or fire-fever," or dysentery. It is for these that they give
Government medicine. No, it is no good going to the hospital for devils.” “
They turned and saw the smiling face and winking eye of the vederala. Hinnihami
shrank away from him behind Karlinahami. “Vederala,” said Karlinahami, “I must
speak with you. Come away from all these people.” They pushed through the ...
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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