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Their feet were torn by the thorns , and swollen and blistered by the hot roads . As Hinnihami followed. 1 Earthenware pots . 1 This story is taken from the Ummaga Jataka . 90 THE VILLAGE IN THE JUNGLE.
As Hinnihami followed hour after hour along the white track , which for ever coiled out before her into the walls of dusty trees , the old song , which Karlinahami had sung to them when they were children , continually was in her mind ...
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 . There the kapuralas , blindfolded , took the god , hidden by the cloth ...
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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