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So the Lord Buddha sat and mended the torn clothes and pillows ; and in the evening Amara Devi came back from the fields carrying a bundle of firewood on her head , and a sheaf of jungle leaves in the folds of her cloth .
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 look upon him , carried him out , and placed. 1 There are two distinct races in Ceylon ...
east side ; in the other room was a wooden box in which were clothes and two new sarong cloths and jewellery belonging to my wife . The box was locked . When I saw the hole I ran back into the house to see if the box was safe .
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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