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They sat round the one room or outside round the door, very still and silent,
listening to her droning voice as she squatted by the fire and stared out into the
darkness. Outside lay Silindu, apparently paying no attention to the tale. The
In the evening strange music is played by many men sitting high up near the roof;
then every Mahatmaya takes a woman in his arms, and looking into her eyes
goes round and round very quickly on THE VILLAGE IN THE JUNGLE 155.
bench, a raised dais, with a wooden balustrade round it. There were a table and
chair upon the dais. In the centre of the room was a large table with chairs round
it for the bar and the more respectable witnesses. At the further end of the room ...
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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