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“Sister,” I whispered, “I hear a deer coming this way.” “Yakko, have you no ears?”
she said. “A long while now I have been listening to a herd of wild pig coming
down wind. Can you not even now hear their strong breathing, and their rooting
Last night we took him in the perahera," and called upon the god to hear us. I
pray you, vederala—you are a wise man, and renowned for your knowledge—tell
me what wrong have we done. The devil remains; the god has not heard us, nor ...
Once or twice as they sat round the fire, after having eaten the food, Punchi
Menika began to question Silindu about Babun, but he did not reply; he did not
seem to hear her. Her mind was numbed by the fear and uncertainty. She lay
down on ...
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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