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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 eyes were not blind, but they seemed to be sightless—the pupil, the iris, and
even the white had merged —because the mind was dying. It is what usually
happens in the jungle—to women especially—the mind dies before the body.
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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