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To V. W. I've given you all the little, that I've to give ; You've given me all, that for
me is all there is ; So now I just give back what you have given— If there is
anything to give in this. : THE VILLAGE IN THE JUNGLE CHAPTER I THE village.
“Vederala 1 I would give the girl, but she is unwilling. She told me last night that
you had spoken to her. She is of the jungle, wild, not fit for your house. She was
very frightened and angry." For a moment Punchirala was disconcerted that his ...
“It would perhaps have been better to give him the girl,” he said. “The man is not
a bad man if you do not cross him, and the girl is of age to marry. Even the
bravest man does not go down the path where a devil lives.” “Only the fool
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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