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She approached the bush slowly, stamping the ground angrily from time to time,
and uttering the sharp shrill call of alarm. But the bucks fought on, up and down
the open space. Punchi Menika laughed as she turned away. “Fear nothing,
Very slowly I looked over the rock, and there below in the undergrowth I saw the
back of a doe. Her head was down, hidden by the leaves, and she murmured,
licking something on the grass. Slowly, slowly I took up my gun and leaned it over
At last he said slowly : 'You are mad. I don't understand you. If you have killed
those two, you are a fool, madman. What's the good? I shall never go back there.
I shall die here. And you ? Yes, they'll hang you, as you say. What's the good P ...
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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