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He was more silent than the leopard and more cunning than the jackal : he knew
the tracks better than the doe who leads the herd. He would boast that he could
see a buck down wind before it could scent him, and a leopard through the thick ...
But though he feared it, he loved it in a strange, unconscious way, in the same
unconscious way in which the wild buffalo loves the wallow, and the leopard his
lair among the rocks. Silent, inert, and sullen he worked in the chena or squatted
... used to call the mad vedda a leopard. The leopard's cub has turned into a deer
.' As the months passed, she gradually began to feel as if each day might be the
one THE VILLAGE IN THE JUNGLE 289.
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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