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The wife and mother came and begged Punchirala to remove the spell. He
denied all knowledge of the matter, and in three days his brother died. The
brother's share of the chena produce was handed over to Punchirala, as no one
else was ...
Punchirala sat silently looking at Hinnihami. The girl was crying. The memory of
the great god, whom she had seen go riding by upon the elephant amid the
flames and the shouts, the wild god who ruled over the jungle, and to whom the
“And are there no other charms, Silindu ? No other devils in the trees 2 You have
learned wisdom surely from a wise woman.' “Do not listen to him, Appochchi. He
can no longer harm us. The god has aided us.” She turned upon Punchirala.
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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