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While Silindu had been speaking, Hinni- ^ hami had crawled and tottered across
the vj compound to join her sister. At the end of J- his long story she was leaning
against his j[ shoulder. From that day he seemed to regard * the two children ...
The headman's dislike became more distinct after the birth of Punchi Menika and
Hinni- hami. Silindu had resented his interference between him and his wife, and
when Dingihami died bitter words had passed between them. Though Silindu ...
CHAPTER VI It became clear on the morning after Hinni- hami had been given to
the vederala that the sanyasi had rightly interpreted the will of the god, and that
the devil had left Silindu. His eyes no longer presented the glazed appearance, ...
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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