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Accordingly , he took his gun and went in the evening to the nearest water - hole
to wait for deer . The first night he was unsuccessful : no deer came to drink ; but
on the second he shot a doe . He skinned the deer , cut it up , and carried the ...
It took a long time to make Silindu understand that there was hope for him . At first
he would not listen to their entreaties and exhortations . At last , when he was
prevailed upon to believe that it was Punchirala himself who had suggested the ...
There the kapuralas , blindfolded , took the god , hidden by the cloth , from the
elephant , and carried him up the steps of the temple . Again , the pilgrims
shouted the god's name , and women pressed forward to touch the kapurala as
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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