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These words of Nanchohami were not without effect. An uneasy movement
began among the little group of women at the mention of debts ; clothes were
gathered up, the chatties of water placed on their heads, and they began to move
Passion and desire were strong in him : they would allow no interference with his
determination to take her to live with him. The night after his meeting with Punchi
Menika on the path from the chena, he broke the news to Nanchohami and ...
Nanchohami laughed. ' There is no difficulty. When you go to the chena the
women look after you and smile and say, " Chi ! chi ! There goes a man. O that he
would take my daughter to his house." But there are no women for you 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