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His power is over the jungle , and the devils who live in it . The devils of the trees obey him , for his anger is terrible . If a devil has entered a man , and is harming him , and taking his life from him , the man should make a vow ...
At last the sanyasi stopped , and the interpreter addressed them : • The holy man says thus : it is true that a devil of the jungle has entered the man . This devil is of great power . Why has this happened ? The man is a foolish man .
Do not she - devils give birth to devils ? Do village women suckle deer ? Surely it is a devil , born of a devil . Look at the evil that fell upon the village when it came . The crops withered , and the old and the young died .
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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