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Do not she - devils give birth to devils ? Do village women suckle deer ? Surely it
is a devil , born of a devil . Look at the evil that fell upon the village when it came .
The crops withered , and the old and the young died . It has brought us want ...
You can take a chair yourself , Ratemahatmaya . God ! This is a nice time to bring
me work , and you seem to ' ve brought me a miserablelooking wretch . You say
its a murder case ? ' Yes , sir . Or rather it appears so . I do not know much about
Her death had brought no difference into Punchi Menika ' s life , except that now
she had to find food for herself alone . The years had brought more evil , death ,
and decay upon the village . Of the five houses which stood when Punchi Menika
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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
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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