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They come down driven by their thirst , very silently through the deep shadows of
the trees to the water lying white under the moon . They glide like ... And behind
the herd comes the leopard , slinking through the undergrowth . Whom has he to
I told you that the place is evil , and evil comes from it . ... the grey monkeys and
laugh at me as I pass in the morning : they howl at me among the jackals as I
come back in the evening They take all from me , and the house is very empty .
When Silindu reached the Ratemahatmaya's house , no news of the murder had
yet come to Kamburupitiya . He had walked slowly , but what was a slow pace for
him was faster than that of the other villagers . He went into the compound , and ...
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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