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At another time they saw a man , naked except for a dirty loin cloth , his long hair
hanging about his face , and a great halo of flowers and branches upon his head
; thirty or forty great iron hooks had been put through the skin of his back ; to ...
Then he came down and I saw from his face that he was very afraid . We said
nothing , but started off again . For many peyas we walked and always through
very thick jungle . Again he stopped and climbed a tree and again , when he
It was the face of the grey monkeys which leap above the jungle among the tree -
tops , and peer down at you through the branches ; a face scarred and pinched
by suffering and weariness and fear . It was as if something evil from the ...
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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