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... a village , why starve here ? ” I have heard people say that far away in the west
there are large towns , Colombo and Kalutara and Galle , where every one has
22 food and money always ; but , aiya , not THE VILLAGE IN THE JUNGLE 153.
What can the buffalo born in the fold know of the jungle ? or does the wild buffalo
know how to work in the rice - fields ? I was born far away across the sea on the
coast . I was only a little child when they brought me to Colombo to live there in ...
For a while Babun did not like to disturb his silence , then he asked diffidently :
But , aiya , if Colombo is your village , how is it that you now live in Kamburupitiya
? " Fernando laughed . What talk is this of villages ? ' he said . " Everywhere here
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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