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Fear nothing , sister , ' she said , ' there is no leopard crouching for you . Fight on ,
brothers , for the prize is fair . ' Punchi Menika walked slowly on down the track .
The blood in her veins moved strangely , stirred by the stirring life around her .
As Hinnihami followed hour after hour along the white track , which for ever
coiled out before her into the walls of dusty trees , the old song , which
Karlinahami had sung to them when they were children , continually was in her
mind , and she ...
It was a track I had never been on , but I still led the way ; and on the fourth day
we entered the village - well , what was I saying ? Yes , I know the tracks , even in
those days when I was a boy I knew the jungle . But this time it requires clever ...
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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