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An evil woman , an evil woman . I have some knowledge of charms and magic . I took her to my house to live with me . But did I keep her ? I drove her away very soon . I did not want the evil eye and a worker of evil to bring misfortune ...
Evil words ? A child of eight ? ' ' Chi , chi . But he came here with evil words and lies . ' • Lies ? What did he say ? face is very fair , and that all men desire That your you ? ' 6 6 · Aiya , aiya , do not speak like that .
My son , you are a hunter , you know the jungle ; surely you have seen the evil there , and the pain — always desire and killing . No peace or rest there either for the deer or the pig , or the little grey mongoose .
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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