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even a pinch of salt . Three days now I have eaten nothing but jungle leaves .
There is no milk in my breasts for the child . ” Then I get foul words and blows . “
Does the rain come in August ? " he says . " Can I make the kurakkan flower in
They are rich : it is a good village : rain falls there , and there are cocoanut lands ,
and paddy grows . The village spreads and prospers , and the headman is a rich
man . They say that tax is paid upon sixty men every year . It would be a good ...
The great wind from the south - west failed at last , but even then the rain did not
come , and the withering heat lay still and heavy over the jungle . The little puddle
thick with mud in the tank , which supplied the village with water , dried up , 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