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The meat I have brought to my house. This piece is for you.' The headman took
the meat in silence, and hung it up in the house. He fetched a chew of betel and
gave it to Silindu. The two men then squatted down, one on each side of the door.
She watched in silence the new house being put up, and she watched in silence
Punchi Menika leave the old hut for the new. She felt as if she were losing
something; that her sister was going away from her, and that her life had greatly
The girl had yielded herself to him in silence. In the long journey together through
the jungle he had, without success, tried many methods of breaking or bending
her spirit. But he had failed: his jeers and his irony, his anger and his embraces, ...
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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