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... the wind swept them with its burning gusts and eddies of dust . Their feet were
torn by the thorns , and swollen 1 Earthenware pots . and blistered by the hot
roads . As Hinnihami followed 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 , and she ...
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 , 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