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Their eyes are like cat's eyes . The proverb says , “ If the eyes of a woman are like the eyes of a cat , evil comes to the man who looks into them . ” The hair of the English Mahatmayas ' women is very fair , the colour of the young ...
The silence confused him , and all the eyes looking at him . He fixed his own eyes on the jungle . At last Babun thought of a question . • Did you not ask me to give the woman to the Mudalali ? ' No , ' said Babehami .
And under the lined forehead were the eyes , lifeless and filmy , peering out of innumerable wrinkles . The eyes were not blind , but they seemed to be sightless — the pupil , the iris , and even the white had merged --because the mind ...
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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