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He lost all sense of direction ; vague shapes seemed to follow him in the
darkness ; enormous forms broke away from the track before him , to crash away
among the undergrowth and trees . The throbbing of his heart and throat became
of Hinnihami he seemed to change greatly . They were almost always together ,
and the fearlessness which she had shown towards Punchirala , and which
seemed to have changed her suddenly from a child into a woman , inspired him .
The flesh of the cheeks had dried and shrunk ; the lips seemed to have sunk into
the toothless mouth , leaving a long line damp with saliva under the nose . And
under the lined forehead were the eyes , lifeless and filmy , peering out of ...
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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