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the doe became uneasy, lifted her head, and looked intently at the bush behind
which Punchi Menika crouched. She approached the bush slowly, stamping the
ground angrily from time to time, and uttering the sharp shrill call of alarm. But the
He assured Silindu that he had no intention of taking Punchi Menika out of the
compound. Punchi Menika, still crouching at his feet, told her father that she
would never leave him. It was eventually arranged that for the present Babun
There had always been considerable difference in character between Hinnihami
and Punchi Menika. There was very little of her sister's gentleness in Hinnihami.
There was, added to the strangeness and wildness which she derived from ...
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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