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1 They picked lotus - flowers , and went to the great dagoba , which is called after an ancient king , and laid the flowers upon the shrine as an offering , and walked three times around , crying , ' Sadhu ! Sadhu !
For days Silindu sat about the compound thinking and thinking , ' as Punchi Menika called it . She alone had any influence with him , and even she had no power to console him . In time grief lost its first bitterness , and he sank into ...
Isn't the bad crop in the chena rightly called Silindu's crop . There was never food in my house . The horoscope was true — nothing but trouble and evil and wandering in the jungle . It is a good thing for you that I leave the compound ...
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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