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These tales , and a curious droning chant with which she used to sing them to
sleep , were the first things that the two children remembered . This chant was
peculiar to Karlinahami , and no other woman of the village used it . She had
learnt it ...
And sometimes he would sit in the compound and tell his strange stories to her
and to the child , who had been born to her ... before , and he was happy as he
had been happy with her and with Hinnihami years ago when they were children
On the morning following the evening on which the child was born , Silindu came
back from the jungle carrying in his arms a fawn newly dropped by its mother . He
went straight to Hinnihami , who lay in the hut nursing the child , and kneeling ...
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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