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The village soon became to believe in Punchirala's opinions. Small children were
hurried away out of sight of Hinnihami as she passed. The deer was certainly a
devil, who had brought misfortune on the village. Some said that at night it 138 ...
'He need not stand,' he said to the Ratemahatmaya. “He looks damned tired, poor
devil. You can take a chair yourself, Ratemahatmaya. God! This is a nice time to
bring me work, and you seem to've brought me a miserablelooking wretch.
Her death had brought no difference into Punchi Menika's life, except that now
she had to find food for herself alone. The years had brought more evil, death,
and decay upon the village. Of the five houses which stood when Punchi Menika
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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
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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