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It was the hottest time of the year , when the jungle is withered with drought , the
grass has died down , the earth is caked and cracked with heat ; the trees along
the paths and road are white with dust . The pools had dried up , and the little ...
He thinks there are elephants on the main road I suppose . He comes from up
there — in the jungle . They are all cattle like that there of course . I would rather
drive a bull along the road than him . ' They passed through several villages ,
Along the road as you go - wherever you are going — to the prison or to the
hangingrepeat the holy words many times . In that way you will acquire merit .
Also meditate on you sins , the sin of killing , the deer and pig which you have
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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