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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 on her . She had listened from the time when she first began to understand anything to the ...
Darkness began to settle over the jungle , and the life , which awakes only in its darkness , began to stir . Voices mocked him from the canopy of leaves above him ; dim forms moved among the shadows of the trees .
He began again He began again to repeat the stanza . He was taken out of the court , handcuffed , and escorted back to his cell in the prison by five policemen armed with rifles . He was to be hanged in two weeks ' time , and the days ...
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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