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coast , beyond his village , was a village in which only Malay people live . The
Malay women are before all others in beauty , very fair , with eyes shaped like
pomegranate seeds . They are Mohammedan people , and no Sinhalese can ...
Leonard Woolf. Now you , of the village would rise and beat me to death . The
desire is killing me . I know , have great skill in charms . You must make me one
therefore which will bring a Malay woman to me to a place of which I will tell you .
The mother told the Malay men , and they were very angry . Next time that the
Korala Mahatmaya went to their village , they set upon him , and beat him with
clubs and sticks until he nearly died . Then they put him in a bullock - cart , and
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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