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Now you, I know, have great skill in charms. You must make me one therefore
which will bring a Malay woman to me to a place of which I will tell you.” Then my
father said, “Hamadoru ! I dare not do this. For I must go and make the charm in
the magistrate Hamadoru, knew of the charm by which he had brought the girl to
the fat Korala Mahatmaya in the cave.” 'Did your father teach you the making of
the charm P' asked Karlinahami. 'Am I not a vederala and the son of a vederala?
He is a vederala, very skilled in charms. You have not told why the one-eyed man
is angry, but the holy man knows because of his holiness and wisdom. The one-
eyed man came and said, “Give me your daughter,” but this man, being mad, ...
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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