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She cried helplessly, and Punchirala smiled at her as he watched her.
Karlinahami watched his face expectantly and anxiously. At last Punchirala
began again slowly: 'How the girl cries. And for her father too ! I am thinking that
there is yet ...
He stood and watched the girl walk slowly away with Silindu along the path.
Things had not happened quite as he had expected or hoped. He had enjoyed
his first triumph over the girl, but he had soon grown to doubt whether her
Next morning he was very quiet and thoughtful; but if any one had watched him
closely, he would have seen that he was really in a state of intense excitement.
After eating the morning meal he took his gun and went over to the headman's ...
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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