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Leonard Woolf. gather in Silindu's compound to listen to one of her stories . They
sat round the one room or outside round the door , very still and silent , listening
to her droning voice as she squatted by the fire and stared out into the darkness .
At first he would not listen to their entreaties and exhortations . At last , when he
was prevailed upon to believe ... He took some food for the first time , and sat
listening to the plans for the pilgrimage . It was decided that they should start on
What is the use ? There will only be abuse and angry words . It is always lies or
foul words in a woman's mouth . ' I must go , brother . . I must myself . ' What folly !
But you would never listen to me , and see what has come of it . She is a whore .
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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