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I will take you there on a moonless night , and you will make the charm there .
And if the next night the girl comes to me , I will give you £ 5 . " 1 Then my father
thought , “ If I refuse the Korala Mahatmaya , he will be angry , and put me into ...
Then I came down from the rock and stood by her and said , “ Mother , the
daughter at home this night bore a child . I will take this one too to her , and she
will give it the breast . ” Then she stretched out her head , and she cried out again
, and ...
The first night they slept in a boutique in one of these villages . The boutique was
full of people ; they gathered round to watch Silindu eat his curry and rice with his
handcuffed hands . They too discussed him in loud tones with the peon .
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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