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She flung herself down by him , caressing his head , and calling to him not to
leave her . * Punchi Appu ! Punchi Appu ! ' she kept repeating , you must not die .
Surely the god who gave you to me will save you . Punchi Appu , Punchi Appu ,
And nothing was heard of Appu for many months ; and his brother , who still lived
here , at last went to Maha Potana to inquire about him . And when he came there
the people told him that Appu was dead of the fever , and that his wife had ...
Kalu Appu ! Call Kalu Appu ! Kalu Appu ! Hoi ! D'you hear ? Wake up ! Put the
bull in the hackery and hurry up . ' At last another servant boy was woken up , the
bull was put into the hackery . The Ratemahatmaya put on a dark coat , and , with
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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