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Perhaps this time I am a buffalo, wounded. The wise hunter does not follow up
the wounded buffalo, where the jungle is thick. Ha ! ha ! The wounded buffalo can
be as clever as the clever hunter. He hears the man crawling and crawling ...
The old buffalo is cunning still. Very soon he will charge.' He smiled and nodded
at Babun, and then left him to find Punchi Menika. It took some time for Silindu to
find Punchi Menika. She had wandered aimlessly away from the court through ...
But I know. It happens sometimes to the cleverest of us. The elephant, they say ;
but that I have never seen. But the buffalo : I have seen that — here — on this
very track — before it was cleared — many years ago. The buffalo is stupid, isn't
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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