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There was but little rain, and the elephants broke in and destroyed much
kurakkan. The Lord Buddha himself would be powerless against the elephants.'
Silindu got up as if to go. He took a step towards the stile which led into the
look upon him, carried him out, and placed him upon the back of an elephant.
Then the pilgrims called upon the name of the god, and with bowls of blazing
camphor upon their heads followed him in procession to his mistress's temple.
jackals are picking the bones of the elephant on the river bank, there are other
elephants bathing in the river. Nor are they all cows. Well, well.' 'Ralahami, do
you really know anything 2 Have you heard that he is dead?' 'I have heard
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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