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The remainder of the festival passed slowly for them . They followed the perahera
dispirited , and called upon the god nightly . But there was no hope or even doubt
now to excite them . Silindu , listless , waited for his release ; Hinnihami was ...
The village soon became to believe in Punchirala's opinions . Small children
were hurried away out of sight of Hinnihami as she passed . The deer was
certainly a devil , who had brought them away misfortune on the village . Some
said that ...
He was to be hanged in two weeks ' time , and the days passed for him
peacefully as the days had passed before the trial . He had no fear of the hanging
now . If he had any feeling towards it , it was one of expectancy , even hope .
Vaguely he ...
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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