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Her head was down , hidden by the leaves , and she murmured , licking
something on the grass . Slowly , slowly I took up my gun and leaned it over the
rock and fired . Everything was hidden from me by the smoke , and I lay quiet until
A shower of stones fell about him : thin streams of blood began to trickle down his
flanks ; suddenly he plunged forward upon his head , his two forelegs broken at
the knees . A cheer broke from the men . Hinni . hami , as she dashed forward ...
-there - under that maiyilittan - tree , head down , very still . And the hunter - fool ,
fool - crept after him through the undergrowth : there was no track then . Ah , it
was thick then : he could not see anything but the shrubs and thorns ; he did not ...
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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