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But when Babun took Punchi Menika to live with him in the hut which he had built
, she felt an instinctive dislike towards him, a feeling that she was being robbed of
something. Her father and her sister were everything to her: for she had never ...
On the road and around the fires at night, in the streets of the village, and in the
very courtyard of the temple, they listened to the tales and legends; and believing
them all without hesitation or speculation they felt, through their strangeness, ...
The misery he had felt at losing Punchi Menika came upon him again. It was his
own fault: he was a fool to tempt the evil powers that stood around him eager for
their opportunity. After their first wild outburst of grief, Punchi Menika and ...
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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