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Perhaps this time I am a buffalo , wounded . The wise hunter does not follow up
the wounded buffalo , where the jungle is thick . Ha ! ha ! The wounded buffalo
can be as clever as the clever hunter . He hears the man crawling and crawling ...
... not looking , he laid his hand on Babun's arm and whispered : • It is all right ,
son , it is all right . Don't be afraid . The old buffalo is cunning still . Very THE
VILLAGE IN THE JUNGLE 211.
Well , now let them see if I am mad or not . Have they not hunted me for all these
years and am I always to go running like a stupid deer through the jungle ? the
jungle ? No , no , little Arachchi ; no , no . This time it is the old wounded buffalo .
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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