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There is no need to use your charm , vederala , ' said Karlinahami , “ if you want one for yourself . ' * There is only one unmarried woman in the village now , ' said the vederala , and she is Silindu's daughter .
Vederala ! I have brought you kurakkan here ; it is all I have . And I will talk to the girl for you , yes , and to my brother if he gets well . But take the spell from him , vederala ; take the spell from him , I pray you .
6 • But , vederala , what are we to do now ? The man's strength goes from him . Even to take him back the long way to the village will be difficult . ' Patience , mother , patience . You must call louder to the god nightly until the ...
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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
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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