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She struck the ground several times with her forehead, crying and wailing : '
Appochchi I Appochchi ! Will you kill me with your words ? I will never leave you
nor my sister.' Babun turned upon her : ' Are the words in the jungle nothing then
Yes, Appochchi, yes. It was because they wanted me for the Mudalali. Then they
took the chena away and then they brought the case. They have taken my man
from me, what shall I do ? ' Hush, I am here. They shall do no more. Listen, child.
... shadow glided into the doorway. Two little eyes twinkled at her steadily, two
immense white tusks curled up gleaming against the darkness. She sat tip, fear
came upon her, the fear of the jungle, blind agonising fear. ' Appochchi,
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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