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The headman's dislike became more distinct after the birth of Punchi Menika and
Hinnihami . Silindu had resented his interference between him and his wife , and
when Dingihami died bitter words had passed between them . Though Silindu ...
And as her life became different , she lost some of the wildness which had before
belonged to her . She began to lead a life more like the other village women .
She no longer went to , or worked in , the chena ; the jungle began to lose its hold
became torrents , sweeping down old rotten trunks and great trees through the
jungle ; a mist of moisture rose from the parched earth , and hung grey upon the
face of the jungle . Suddenly the ground became green , and soon the grass
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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