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She cried helplessly, and Punchirala smiled at her as he watched her.
Karlinahami watched his face expectantly and anxiously. At last Punchirala
began again slowly: “How the girl cries. And for her father too! I am thinking that
there is yet ...
The little group became very still; every one watched the Sanyasi anxiously. He
muttered to himself, fixed his eyes on the ground in front of him, made marks in
the sand with his finger, and swayed his body from side to side. Then looking at ...
He watched the house all day, and, when in the evening he saw the headman
return, he smiled. Then he got up and went into the hut. He took his gun which
stood in the corner of the room, unloaded it, and reloaded it again with fresh
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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