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When I looked again I saw the doe stand there still, the blood running down her
side; and she stretched up her head toward me from the jungle, and her great
eyes rolled back with fear and showed white, and she opened her mouth and
The Ratemahatmaya told him to stand by Silindu. The Ratemahatmaya drew in a
deep breath of relief. The beating of his heart became quieter. 'Now, yakkos' he
said in a sharp angry tone, “stand up.' Silindu did not move; he looked up at the ...
The sudden appearance of Silindu with this strange story out of the darkness had
upset him. He was very annoyed when Silindu again sank down into a squatting
position. 'Stand up, fellow,' he said. “Stand up. Didn't you hear me, pariah 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