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not afraid of any animal in the jungle, no, not even of the bear or of the solitary
elephant (whom all of you really fear), but I am afraid of the jungle.' But though he
feared it, he loved it in a strange, unconscious way, in the same unconscious way
Are you afraid P 'Yes, aiya, I am afraid.' “Afraid of what? What harm can come 2
Who need know 2 And what can Babun do 2 He is a fool. He owes me money.
What can he do P' 'I am afraid. It is difficult for me to explain to you, for I see you
He is afraid, very afraid—and in pain. But the pain brings anger, and with anger,
anger, Arachchi, comes cunning. And now, Arachchi, now comes the game, the
dangerous game. The young men laugh at it, but the wise hunter would be afraid.
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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