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Then Amara Devi offered the Buddha kunji to drink, and he accepted it, and he
thought to himself, "If the maiden gives me the kunji without first washing the pot, I
will leave her at once." But Amara Devi washed the pot first, and then gave the ...
So the Lord Buddha sat and mended the torn clothes and pillows ; and in the
evening Amara Devi came back from the fields carrying a bundle of firewood on
her head, and a sheaf of jungle leaves in the folds of her cloth. And Buddha lived
Then the Buddha said, " Amara Devi, friend, come here," and she came to him,
and he took her as his wife, and lived with her in the city in the gatekeeper's
house. And she still thought he was a tailor, and one day he sent two men to her
with a ...
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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