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Punchirala walked away . The others watched him in silence . When he got to the
fence of the compound , he turned round and smiled at them again . “ And don't
forget , ” he called out , “ to tell the girl about the Malay girl who came to the ...
But now I must think . ” Punchi Menika saw that it would be impossible to get
anything more out of Silindu in his present state . They walked on in silence . As
they walked his excitement began to die down . He seemed to be thinking deeply
He felt this himself and walked faster , muttering , “ Even now it is not safe . There
were two of them . There is still the other . ” When Silindu got back to the village ,
Fernando was in the headman's compound . When he saw Silindu he came ...
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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