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The stories were either old tales which she had learnt from her mother , or were
stories usually about Buddha , which she had heard told by pilgrims round the
campfire on their way to pilgrimages , or in the madamas or pilgrims ' resting ...
You lie , ' said Karlinahami , roused for the moment by this abuse ; you lie ,
mother of dirt . Yesterday at this hour I saw your Podi Sinho here in the tank , pale
and shivering with fever , and pouring the cold tank water over himself . How
But the girl had seen the Korala Mahatmaya in the village , and she recognised
his black face and big belly , and she told her mother how she had been charmed
to go to the cave . The mother told the Malay men , and they were very angry .
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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