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The headman and his wife did not at first hide their anger, and the thought that
they had been crossed was not unpleasant to many of the villagers. Moreover,
Babun was liked, and in many ways respected. The contempt in which the
She was very frightened and angry." For a moment Punchirala was disconcerted
that his rebuff was known. But anger came to his rescue. 'Am I to ask the girl then
when I want a wife? Can the father not give his child? $o the child is angry, and ...
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