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Come with me out of the path into the thick jungle . Last night I could not sleep for
thinking of you . So I came in the early morning along the path to meet you on
your way from the chena . I cannot sleep , Punchi Menika , for thinking of you .
Then I say to him , “ Brother , your feet too are upon the path . It is good to think of
the sins of the previous birth , but there is no need of such sadness . ” Then he
sways more and more , and his trunk moves from side to side , and he lifts one
Remember , if there were a caterpillar in the path , he put his foot on one side . So
too you will acquire merit . It will help you in the next birth . I think you are already
on the path , my son . And perhaps if my path too leads me to the west , who ...
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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