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He knew of many charms: one which would bring any woman to a man. There is
a tale about that charm. In those days there lived a Korala Mahatmaya by the sea,
a big-bellied man, a great lover of women. Down the coast, beyond his village, ...
journey to the Korala's house; and, when he came there, the Korala Mahatmaya
sent all the women out of the house, and he made my father sit down by his side,
and he said to him, “Vederala, I am very ill. I cannot sleep: I have a great desire ...
markable even in a town: to find her among the squalid women of so squalid a
village astonished him. He wanted a woman to live with him; he was always
wanting a woman; and it would be far more comfortable to have his food cooked
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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