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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 45.”* Then my father thought, “
If I refuse the Korala Mahatmaya, he will be angry, and put me into trouble, and ...
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 fell ...
Was not the woman herself in travail that very night 2 Do not she-devils give birth
to devils 2 Do village women suckle deer P Surely it is a devil, born of a devil.
Look at the evil that fell upon the village when it came. The crops withered, and
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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