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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 ...
Fernando moved nearer to Babehami and lowered his voice . “ Ralahami , I must
live here some months . Without a woman what comfort in a house ? The woman
is not illlooking and could cook my meals for me . I had thought of this for some ...
As he went on his voice began to get shriller and shriller ; it trembled with anger
and fear and passion . " I am afraid of everything , Arachchi ; the jungle , the
devils , the darkness . But , above all , of being hunted . Have you ever been
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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
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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