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He has covered his head with his cloth, and he will neither eat nor speak. Life is
slipping from him.' ' The doctor Mahatmaya will say it is the fever. He will give you
a bottle of fever mixture — free of charge. A clever man, the doctor Mahatmaya.
The tears came into her eyes and ran down her cheeks as time after time the roll
of the many voices surged about her ; and when at last the great moment came,
and the kapurala appeared carrying the god under the black cloth, and over the ...
He wore the ordinary native cloth, but above it a shirt and coat, and the villagers
therefore called him Mahatmaya. It was obvious that some very peculiar
circumstances had brought such a man to settle down in a village like
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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