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They are vedda" children, and will be vedda women, wandering in the jungle like
men.' The other women laughed, and Angohami, a dirty shrivelled woman, with
thin shrivelled breasts, called out in a shrill voice: 'Why should we suffer these ...
Nanchohami threw up her hands, and began in a voice which shrilled and fluted
with anger: “Ohé ! So we are to take veddas into the house, and I am to call a
pariah sister! A fine and a rich wife A pariah woman, a vedda, a daughter of a dog
The vederala made no further attempt to molest Silindu, and the next nine months
were a period of unwonted prosperity and happiness in the “Vedda' family.
Towards the end of October great clouds rolled up from the northeast, ...
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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