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You should take your brother there . It is only three days ' journey . ' • Vederala !
my brother lies in the hut dying . He has covered his head with his cloth , and he
will neither eat nor speak . Life is slipping from him . ' The doctor Mahatmaya will
She covered her head with a cloth and lay down on the bare ground . For the first
time the bareness and fear and wildness of life had fallen from her ; she fell
asleep in the peace of well - being , and the merit which she had acquired .
On each of the fourteen nights of his festival the kapuralas entered his shrine ,
and covering the god in a great black cloth , so that no one should 1 There are
two distinct races in Ceylon , Tamils and Sinhalese . Their language , customs ,
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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